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We Three Magi?

Did you know that the Wise Men weren’t at the manger, weren’t kings, and we don’t know how many there actually were? Most historians agree that the term “Magi” refers to a caste of Persian priests and astrologers/astronomers, but after … Continue reading

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Christmas Outlawed in Scotland

Scots… not only thrifty, but zealous. William Wallaces… the lot of them. We can trace back our modern “War on Christmas” to the height of The Reformation. The year was 1583. The culprit was a passionate kilt-laden people who had … Continue reading

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Christmas Outlawed in England

Although Oliver Cromwell is England’s poster boy for their banishment of Christmas, it was actually the Puritan Parliament that clamped down on the celebration for approximately 16 years from 1644-1660.  Perhaps Cromwell’s sympathetic heart and actions were read more than … Continue reading

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Little Known Origins of the “War on Christmas”

Who’s getting sick of the annual Christmas controversies? Raise your hand (and it’s only the first week in December). But if you were to bet that it’s a fairly new phenomenon (since the turn of the millennia), you’d be out … Continue reading

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