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Another example of this adaptability is the fondness for flashing Christmas lights as an adornment to objects of spiritual significance. A point of reference might be the droplets, beads and jewels that signify "holy" in classic Maya art, or the glistening "light bulb" jewels that imply status in objects or attach to water in a Mixtec codex. So, as the urna is raised, the lights that decorate it blink in sacred synchronicity while a flashing star plays a synthesized version of "While Shepherds Watch", or can it be that Santa Claus or even Rudolph is coming to town?

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In the church, the urna sets sail upon a sea of Atitecos.