Wait… you don’t know that Saint Nicholas was an Anatolian bishop? That Yule was a pagan feast but Christmas is distinct from Yule? Kind of like how now, different groups are allowed to celebrate different holiday feasts at the same time? This article’s lack of research is jarring, not least of all because it uninvites a whole demographic of readers.
This time every year I wonder: how the Christmas spirit and the feelings that dominate those festive days of the year help us to think more with love in mind. Is this sense of love, the warmth, a real feeling or it is yet another result of “Christmas marketing”. A…
Roots of the Christmas tree — another powerful perspective on a lasting holiday tradition. Thank you, foofaraw .
I have a different view than most people, of the many celebrations that define “traditional” Christmas, because much or most of them have their roots in earlier Pagan celebrations.
Christmas is traditionally considered a Christian celebration, in order to remember Jesus Christ’s birth. However, with the times, the concept of Christmas has evolved from a humble get-together, to a complex series of celebrations. This often begins with a present-exchanging session in the…