MARSHFIELD (CBS) – It’s the holiday celebrated every 25th of December but Marshfield wants to stuff Christmas in a stocking and never let it out. However, people in the town are not letting Christmas go away so easily.

Christmas is now less than a week away and the people of Marshfield seem to be very riled up about this holiday. Controversy over Merry Christmas signs in town just will not go away.

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At first glance, Marshfield seems all decked out for the season but many believe Christmas is under assault, so a yuletide revolution is brewing.

“Well I think you should be able to say Merry Christmas. Freedom of speech,” a Marshfield resident said.

It all began when the school system changed the name of vacation to holiday break, eliminating the word Christmas.

DPW sign in Marshfield (WBZ-TV)

DPW sign in Marshfield (WBZ-TV)

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Then a Merry Christmas sign set up by town DPW workers was ordered taken down.

“For one or two people to be able to turn everything around and make it change, I think that’s kind of a little bit crazy,” a man said.

But now, Christmas signs are popping up throughout town, some of them set up by local businesses on private property. We found another one that wished a Merry Christmas and on the flip side, a Happy Hanukkah.

“For a few people to be offended by something is unfortunate no one’s trying to offend anybody it’s the Christmas season,” another resident said.

On Saturday morning, demonstrators will gather on the main road leading into town with signs that read “Merry Christmas.”

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