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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. ...Many Americans love December because it contains Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Solstice, and other religious celebrations. Sometimes, government entities choose to get in the holiday spirit by displaying ornate Christmas trees, menorahs and wreaths. But, when do such displays become an impermissible "establishment" of religion? While not completely consistent, the Supreme Court has adopted a general test whereby a government holiday display is impermissible where a reasonable passerby would conclude from the display that the government endorses a religion. In a leading case on the issue, Lynch v. Donnelly, the Court considered a Christmas display erected by a downtown merchants' association in cooperation with the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The display included a Christmas tree, a Santa Claus house, candy-striped poles, colored lights, a banner reading "Seasons Greetings," and a nativity scene, also known as a crèche. In a 5-4 decision, the Court upheld the display of the nativity against an Establishment Clause challenge.