November 18, 2012
A man walks past two of the traditional Nativity scenes along Ocean Avenue at Palisades Park in Santa Monica, Calif. Avowed atheist Damon Vix, inset left, last year won two-thirds of the booths in the annual, city-sponsored lottery to divvy up spaces in the live-sized Nativity display.
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Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities.