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The Relentless Encroachment of Thanksgiving on Christmas

The relentless encroachment of Thanksgiving on Christmas has gotten out of control. It begins in early October and does not let up until late November. The pervasiveness of Thanksgiving is so all-encompassing that hardly anyone puts Christmas lights over their pumpkins anymore. In fact, the statistics of Thanksgiving versus Christmas …
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The Rise and Fall of Mistletoe as a Christmas Tradition

Mistletoe is perhaps the most backwards of Christmas traditions. Most today associate mistletoe with a Christmas kiss – something that happens now rarely, if spontaneously – and only if mistletoe is included in festive activities (it rarely is anymore). Unlike most traditions of Christmas mistletoe has not really survived into …