20 December 2011

Christmas: A Candid History

For the week of December 25th, 2011

Guests: Dr. Bruce David Forbess, author of Christmas: A Candid History.

Issues: The pagan routes of Christmas. Whether or not Jesus Christ was born on December 25th. How early Christianity didn’t celebrate Jesus’s birthday. Puritans and other 17th & 18th century Christians’ shunning of Christmas. Santa Clause and the Christmas Tree’s evolution from Europe to the US.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 2