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The Ugly Truth About Christmas Tradition Throughout History

Even though it's a video from a Christian channel I couldn't resist to mirror it because of the interesting subject.
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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Christmas

Provides a detailed overview of the holiday from the fourth century through the modern age. Includes links to related topics
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Non-Christians focus on secular side of Christmas

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Many of us have undoubtedly heard someone urging folks to tone down the commercialism of the holiday season and "keep Christ in Christmas."
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For non-Christians, Christmas isn't about the birth of a Savior. It can mean many things, but it's not a time for heading to Christmas Eve church services or putting a nativity set in the yard. But that doesn't mean it isn't a special time of year.

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HowStuffWorks "How Christmas Works"

HowStuffWorks "How Christmas Works" | christmas | Scoop.it
Christmas is celebrated by hundreds of millions of people around the world each year. Find out why Christmas is celebrated and learn about Christmas traditions.
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How did people celebrate Christmas before the advent of shopping malls and electric lights? What's the history behind the tradition? This article talks about the history of Christmas from its pagan roots to its modern incarnation as a shopping blitz.

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The Christmas Archives: Table of Contents

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Well known Christmas writer and broadcaster Maria Hubert von Staufer; the Monmouth based author of many books including ‘Wartime Christmas’, ‘Jane Austen’s Christmas’, and Shakespeare’s Christmas’, died in a Spanish hospital following surgery in 2007. In recent years she was to be found alternating between voluntary work for clergy internationally and maintaining a non commercial website www.christmasarchives.orgwhich has enjoyed over two million visitors in the run in to Christmas. Please visit and enjoy the pages she prepared for your enjoyment ...

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The War on Christmas: Battles in Faith, Tradition, and Religious Expression

Filled with family get-togethers, office parties, breaks from school, decorating the tree, and more, Christmas is a time of peace and love. So why has so muc...
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SOON - what is christmas?

origins of Christmas, meaning of Christmas,
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In many countries of the world, the celebration of Christmas on December 25th is a high point of the year. But why? Can it have any real meaning for us today? Is there a 'real' Christmas message?

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How December 25 Became Christmas

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Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.
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Christmas traditions : the origins of Xmas and facts

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When was the first Christmas card sent? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? Learn the origins of Christmas and fun facts about some of our favorite christmas traditions and symbols.
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Liturgical Year : Activities : Symbolic Lights and Fires of Christmas

Liturgical Year : Activities : Symbolic Lights and Fires of Christmas | christmas | Scoop.it
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Includes explanation of the use of lights or candles in different customs of nations, including the Irish custom of candles in windows, the Yule Log, and the Christ Candle.

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