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Dickinson's philosophical differences with Mary Lyon were not over. Around  Christmastime at Mount Holyoke, Mary Lyon asked that each student fast and meditate  in observance of the Christian holiday. Dickinson was unwilling to go along with such a  plan. The Dickinson family believed Christmas was a pagan holiday, with its Santa  Claus and its materialism. At another school wide gathering, Lyon made another  announcement, this time asking all girls in favor of the fasting and meditation to stand.  Again, Dickinson was the only resister. She was given permission to go home, but she  was not punished. The Dickinsons were slightly perplexed by Emily Dickinson's behavior at school. They  had not told her to object to the school's fasting and meditation dictate, and they did  wish Dickinson were more religious, but they were not angry with her. The Mount 
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