The world’s most expensive (yet fake) Christmas tree sits in the lobby of the Emirates Palace Hotel of Abu Dhabi. Decorated with pearl necklaces, diamond-studded watches, and gold jewellery, it is said to be worth US$ 11.5 million.
If that’s not weird enough, the display of Christian symbols (tree, singers, santas) is rapidly spreading in that Muslim country, while here at home we exchange politically correct “Season’s” greetings and do away with public recognition of this holy-day, lest someone might be offended. How are things in your corner of the world?
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