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.
Part 1 – 12:54
Part 2 – 13:35
Note to stations: Please use parts 3 and 4 from last week’s show: