A Christmas Blog


Can your heart grow three sizes? A doctor reads ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Can your heart grow three sizes? A doctor reads ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Geisel, the grandson of four German immigrants whose upbringing was steeped in Lutheranism, knew this tradition well. What matters most about Christmas is not the merchandise in the shops or the presents under the tree, but what is in the heart of the those who rejoice in the true meaning of the holiday – the idea that generosity and love pulse at the very core of creation, and that it is in acknowledging what we have received that we open up ourselves up fully to sharing and fellowship.

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The humble origins of ‘Silent Night’

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The humble origins of ‘Silent Night’
One of the world’s most famous Christmas carols, “Silent Night,” celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.

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How Charles Dickens redeemed the spirit of Christmas

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How Charles Dickens redeemed the spirit of Christmas
Though today regarded as the literary titan of the Victorian age, in late 1843 the 31-year-old Charles Dickens worried that his popularity was fading.

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What makes Christmas movies so popular

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What makes Christmas movies so popular
If you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider to watch a holiday movie, you are not alone.

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Christmas Poems: Some of our Favorites

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Christmas Poems:  Some of our Favorites
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty. —Edgar Allan Poe

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