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  • History is not what we are taught. Christmas is a complex celebration with religious, cultural, traditional, commercial, political, and pagan associations. This Web list collects research about where Christmas come from. How much of Christmas is bliblical and how much is pagan and secular? What are the traditions and fun stuff?

    • Where does Christmas come from and how has it evolved?
    • What do Christmas customs come from - food, tree, carols, candy, ornaments, Santa Claus, etc?
    • Why do some argue that Christmas is pagan and too commercial?
    • Does Christmas accurately commemorate the birth of Jesus?
  Dishes  - Fun Yet Analytical History
  • Dish 1 : 34 Short Documentary Videos on Christmas! |

  • This page leads to 34 videos about Christmas (each 1-3 minutes).

    1. Bet You Didn't Know: Christmas

    2. Deconstructing History: North Pole

    3. Christmas Becomes a Holiday

    4. Evolution of Christmas

    5. Evolution of Santa Claus

    6. The Life of a Christmas Tree

    7. Strange Christmas Traditions

    8. Why December 25th

    9. Candy Canes

    10. Origins of Christmas

    11. The Christmas Tree

    12. Christmas Light Technology

    13. History of the Christmas Carol

    14. Crafting Glass Ornaments

    15. Origins of Santa Claus

    16. Christmas Light Fanatic

    17. Babe Ruth Santa

    18. European Christmas Customs

    19. Gingerbread House

    20. Christmas on the Western Front

    21. The Christmas Truce

    22. White House Christmas

    23. Fruitcake

    24. History of Christmas

    25. History of Christmas Trees

    26. Christmas Traditions Worldwide

    27. Santa Claus

    28. Christmas Traditions, Past and Present

    29. 7 Historical Events That Took Place on Christmas

    30. Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

    31. Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25?

    32. Christmas by the Numbers

    33. Oyster Stew on Christmas Eve: An American Tradition

    34. Mincemeat: It’s What’s for (Christmas) Dinner

  • Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. A Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian, pagan traditions into the festivities along the way. Today, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and exchange gifts.

  • Dish 4 : BBC - Victorian Christmas - History of Christmas

  • It's hard to imagine now, but at the beginning of the 19th century Christmas was hardly celebrated. Many businesses did not even consider it a holiday. However by the end of the century it had become the biggest annual celebration and took on the form that we recognise today.

    The transformation happened quickly, and came from all sectors of society.

  • The Victorians began our beloved Christmas traditions, the turkey, the Christmas Tree, mulled wine. Learn more about the history of Christmas and Victorians used to celebrate it
  • Dish 5 : Christmas History |

    • Christmas History - Explore the History of Christmas beginning with its roots - and earlier. This  'winter holiday' has been the subject of many an argument  for 2000 years. Whether religious or not, you'll find common ground and a number of 'surprises' to what we may have been taught about this popular holiday.
    • Christmas Traditions by Country
    • Santa Claus History 
    • Christmas Origins & Trivia...
    • Christmas Books

  • Christmas history - experience the history of Christmas country by country, century by century
  • Dish 7 : Christmas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Christmas (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ[6][7] and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25[3][4][5] by millions of people around the world.[2][8] A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night.[9] Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations,[10][11][12] is celebrated b
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