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Friday, December 21, 2007

A Brief History of Christmas

This Wall Street Journal article on the History of Christmas has little to do with policy (unless there is some debate over ending Christmas as a federal holiday), but it is a fascinating read.

1 comment:

BarryBoyer said...

Another Christmas issue which was raised in Tony Woodlief (same issue) is the 'Roman Catholic imprimatur.' While many Protestant Christians understand to some degree that they are "Protestant Catholics", few understand this well. Christmas is not unique in the scheme of religious holidays. Christian holidays are essentially Roman Catholic holidays and the Protestants have adopted them. Whereas, the Bibl speaks of God's appointed times which are Holy Days and are largely ignored by Christians with few exceptions.