It's hard to believe that Philadelphia officials - notably, Managing Director Richard Negrin - ever agreed to the silly decision to strip Christmas from atop the German-style Christmas market set up each year just outside City Hall.
Fortunately, Mayor Nutter came to his senses late Wednesday and reversed the decision, saying he took time for "personal reflection."
Negrin said he'd received complaints from the public, so he ordered the name change on Monday. It was supposed to be changed to "Holiday Village," but the village operators later decided to take it down altogether.
This is the third year the village has been set up. Guess it took a couple of years for those who voiced protests to realize that they were upset by the sight of the brightly lit "Christmas Village" sign over the collection of wooden booths selling seasonal kitsch - you know, stuffed Santas, candied apples, and, er . . . Christmas trees.