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Who Stole Put back Christmas?


Well, there's plenty of Czech stuff to write about, so I promise I'll stop doing all this news stuff someday. But finally, some perspective on Christmas.

Regarding a move (by Fox news anchors and some conservative Christian groups) to boycott stores that don't advocate "Merry" Christamses, and other things:

"They claim that the 'traditional' American Christmas is under attack by what John Gibson, another Fox anchor, calls 'professional atheists' and 'Christian haters.' But America has a complicated history with Christmas, going back to the Puritans, who despised it. What the boycotters are doing is not defending America's Christmas traditions, but creating a new version of the holiday that fits a political agenda." (More)

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Comments:

Blogger Karla said . . .

A good part of the "traditional" American Christmas is, of course, German. Probably more so than British. My understanding is that England and the United States adopted a lot of German Christmas customs in the mid to latter 19th century (like Christmas trees).    

11:41 AM, December 05, 2005


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