- Posted December 25, 2013 by
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Not Your Grandma's Xmas in Bethlehem
You're likely to come across an ear-jarring parade of an Arab bagpipe brigade; merchants touting Made in China Santa costumes; and thousands of tourists from all over the world trying to squeeze themselves into the 3-foot high opening of the Church of the Nativity.
Palestinian political posters and messages are plastered all over town, and the presence of heavily armed, black-shirt Palestinian police is, well, a little intimidating.
Despite it all, anyone who wanders off the main drag in and around Manger Square, is in for some Christmas sights that are quite unique in the world.