21 December 2017

Christmas: A Candid History (rebroadcast from 2011)

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.

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

Part 1 – 12:54

Part 2 – 13:35

Note to stations: Please use parts 3 and 4 from last week’s show: