Christmas

History

Why the Puritans cracked down on celebrating Christmas

‘Going To Church,’ N.C. Wyeth (1941). Archival photograph, Brandywine River Museum library, Edward J. S. Seal Collection. Peter C. Mancall, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences When winter cold settles in across the U.S., the alleged “War on Christmas” heats up. In recent years, department store greeters and Starbucks cups have sparked furor

National

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wish all Americans a Merry Christmas

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wish all Americans a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season. Despite the challenges posed by this year’s global pandemic, the American people continue to display incredible courage and patriotism. The bond that unites us as citizens is stronger than any adversity we face. As of this month, doses from two

Opinion

Opinion: The Greatest Gift This Season — Freedom Of Religion

Editor’s Note: For another viewpoint, see Point: Christmas Is a Holy Day Judging by the diversity of holidays observed this time of year, humans seem to have a need for a communal celebration in early winter. As the days grow shorter and cold weather grips much of the northern hemisphere, it’s comforting to be reminded

Buz Blog

Opinion: Christmas is the Season of Hope

It hasn’t been easy this last year to maintain a positive attitude. With Covid-19, lock downs, masks, social distancing, the closures of restaurants, bars and other “non-essential” businesses, the cancellations of traditional events and ceremonies, a person’s mental condition is bound to trend toward sullenness if not depression. Add to that, the inability to see

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