From the daily archives: Saturday, December 8, 2007

A Christmas Story

On December 8, 2007 By

I just read this Reuters piece about a new book called “Christmas: A Candid History” by Bruce David Forbes to be published by the University of California Press. The book traces the REAL history of Christmas and reveals some interesting facts like:

“Christians did not start celebrating the birth of Jesus for 300 years.” “that birthday wasn’t on December 25. Historians have been unable to establish when Jesus was born.” Christmas started as a “Pagan festival designed to brighten up long, dark winters” “Puritans in England and the early New England colonies made the celebration of Christmas illegal in […]

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