History, Legend and Myth of Candy Canes

Candy canes are entrenched as an element of the Christmas season. How this came about seems to be a matter that is part truth, part legend, and part marketing myth. In fact, every couple of years controversy swells about the…

Christmas is Peace

They are making merchandise of Christmas and all who celebrate it. All of them. Bill O’Reilly. Sarah Palin. The American Humanist Association. Freedom From Religion Foundation. All of them. Those of us who keep Christmas year round know when Christmas…

Christmas wasn’t celebrated before Christ

The Bible is full of references to the birth of Christ centuries before he was born. Seeing that the Bible dates back more than 8 centuries before Christ it is simple to see that Christmas was celebrated in advance of…

The Bible Condemns Using Christmas Trees

There is great truth to the fact that Christmas trees are more pagan in origin than Christian. Pagans used evergreens liberally during their December celebrations of the Winter Solstice. The evergreen is highly symbolic for many reasons: it is unchanging…

Myth: Christmas Wasn’t Celebrated in America Before 1800

  The broad assumption of many people is that Christmas wasn’t celebrated in America prior to 1800. They often cite the work of Washington Irving as evidence that St. Nicholas didn’t make his splash in New York until after Irving’s…