Part two of Christmas is a reblogging of a post I read on Bible Tools, all of which I have read previously, but presented better than I could have.
by Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986)
WHERE did we get Christmas? . . . from the Bible, or paganism?
Here are the astonishing facts which may shock you! Test yourself. How much do you know of the origin of the Christmas tree—of “Santa Claus”—of the mistletoe—holly wreath—of the custom of exchanging gifts?
WHEN I was a very little boy, I was taught to hang up my stockings on Christmas eve. When I was awakened the next morning, they were filled with small toys and sacks or little boxes of candy and nuts. And beside the mantle, from which my stockings hung, a Christmas tree has suddenly appeared, decorated with shiny tinsel. And on it hung presents. Other presents for…
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