For over-the-top Christmas decor in Molfetta you have to head over to the local mall. Here my 9-year-old son patiently poses in front of the largest of the many Christmas trees placed here and there around the mall.
Note, it's complete with phony shopping bags of gifts...a subtle hint, just in case you forgot what you came to the mall to do! This year most shops are already offering up to 30% discounts on their merchandise to encourage spending...global recession and all. The normal "sale" season doesn't start until about the second week of January.
At the other end of the mall there is a display of nativity scenes which are more culturally appropriate here. The Christmas tree is an import from the north and many Molfettan families don't do one at all.
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