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Why we Celebrate Christmas: St. Nicholas, Santa Claus and the birth of Jesus

St. Nicholas and why we celebrate Christmas, Herland Report

  St. Nicholas: Today, Christmas is mostly associated with Santa Claus, decorative trees, gift-giving, and a time for relaxation in the Liberal, commercialized West. But where does this holiday – and its beloved traditions – come from? Initially a Christian feast celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, it has been appropriated by secular forces to be expanded into a generic …

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