Photo Gallery: Christmas Market Heresy in Germany 11/20/2013
 The Alexanderplatz Christmas market in Berlin is a seasonal Disneyland. Even...
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The Alexanderplatz Christmas market in Berlin is a seasonal Disneyland. Even though it is very popular, the trend is disturbing, a conservative politician and a Catholic bishop told Bild newspaper on Wednesday. "A Christmas market isn't an extended Oktoberfest," said Johannes Singhammer, a member of the Bavarian Christian Social Union party. The bishop of Hamburg, Hans-Jochen Jaschke, said: "Funfair rides don't belong in Christmas markets."