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Do Jews Put Up Christmas Trees?

To deck the halls with boughs of holly, or to stick with just the menorah, though not as jolly?

Thanks to assimilation, most American Jews have the option of opting into many elements of the dominant culture — which in the December means free reign to put up a big, beautiful pine tree in your house, carpeting and seasonal allergies be damned.

But should we?

Let us know what you do in this poll, and feel free to send us your Christmas tree story:

Do you have a burning Hanukkah (or holiday season) debate you want to have our readers settle? The Great Hanukkah Debates will continue until the end of the holiday, December 20, 2017. Email us at [email protected] and we just might feature your question.

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