If you love Christmas and want to go all out this holiday -- lights, stockings, nativity scenes, carols, the works -- this is your year. A new Missouri law says no one, not even the government, can restrict your celebration in any public space.
Folks can practice, mention, celebrate or discuss any federal holiday in any public park, school or place, according to Statute 9.015, passed last month when the state house voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill. (More on that after the jump.) There are 10 federal holidays, including Columbus Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Christmas Day is the only holiday associated with a religion.
Rep. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, says that while the 32-word law covers all ten federal holidays, "It's really just about one holiday: Christmas."More »