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Palin to defend 'true meaning' of Christmas at Mall of America


Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is bringing good tidings and joy to the Mall of America this Friday, the Star Tribune reports.

Palin, who was named the VP candidate by GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul in 2008, is returning to Minnesota to promote her new book, "Good Tidings and Joy: Protecting the Heart of America."

The book is said to examine "the traditional roots and the true meaning of Christmas," and is "a call to action to openly celebrate the joys of Christianity, and say Merry Christmas to one another.

"She asserts the importance of preserving Jesus Christ in Christmas – in public displays, school concerts, pageants, and our expressions to one another other – and laments the over-commercialization and homogenization of Christmas in today's society," publisher HarperCollins says.

According to the MOA, there are several requirements for people at the signing, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the mall rotunda.

To begin with, attendees must purchase Palin's book from the MOA's Barnes & Noble store to get a wristband for the signing. Wristbands will be available starting at 2 p.m.

In addition, all photos with Palin must be taken by her photographer, which range in price from $15.99 for a 5-by-7-inch photo to $29.99 for an 11-by-14-inch photo.

A spokeswoman with the MOA tells the Star Tribune that the mall is expecting a "large turnout based on the last two appearances by Palin."

The Daily Beast said last week that Bloomington, Minnesota, is one of only 15-cities on what they're dubbing a "battleground book tour."

"When Sarah Palin embarked on her own 15-city swing Tuesday in Easton, Pennsylvania, she plunged herself into the heart of a debate roiling the Republican Party between the moderate establishment on one hand and Tea Party fist-raisers on the other," the publication says.

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