Christmas ghosts Carpathian and friends celebrate the spectral happenings – Tri-City Weekly

Christmas ghosts Carpathian and friends celebrate the spectral happenings
Tri-City Weekly
21 (Winter Solstice) at Old Town Coffee & Chocolates in Eureka's Old Town. Musicians Seabury Gould and Howard Emerson will join in for a night of scary seasonal songs, stories and macabre merriment. The Christmas ghost story is not without precedence.

L.A. PARKER: Light up community to combat domestic violence – The Trentonian

L.A. PARKER: Light up community to combat domestic violence
The Trentonian
Womanspace uses this annual campaign to raise funds by selling luminary kits containing votive candles and luminary bags with assembly instructions, for lighting in public ceremonies or vigils at dusk on a night during the winter solstice. Volunteers 

Freedom-from-religion group puts up banner at Capitol – Palm Beach Post


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Freedom-from-religion group puts up banner at Capitol
Palm Beach Post
The foundation's banner states: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, we celebrate the Birth of the Unconquered Sun —- the TRUE reason for the season.” On Tuesday, the Florida Prayer Network put up the first nativity display in modern history in the
Atheist Banner Joins Religious Displays At Fla. CapitolWFSU

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Bill O’Reilly’s war on Christmas: Good for atheists’ business – Washington Post (blog)


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Bill O'Reilly's war on Christmas: Good for atheists' business
Washington Post (blog)
That year, O'Reilly shed light on FRFF's campaign to get a sign celebrating the winter solstice in the Legislative Building in Olympia, Wash. “That was a big spike in membership,” recalls Gaylor. “Bill O'Reilly did us a favor that year.” That said
Atheists add holiday display in ChicagoWestern Courier (subscription)
New Billboard in NYC Says 'Nobody' Needs 'Christ During Christmas'TheBlaze.com
High silliness ensues in imaginary war on Christmas: Tim RuttenDaily Breeze
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Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas: The Last Thing That Ever Needs To Be … – Huffington Post

Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas: The Last Thing That Ever Needs To Be
Huffington Post
Let's start with the fact that there are several holidays that fall during December including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice and the newly minted secular HumanLight. They all would like, and deserve to be acknowledged and respected.

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December Nights kicks off at Balboa Park – KFMB News 8


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December Nights kicks off at Balboa Park
KFMB News 8
the Santa Lucia Procession, which celebrates the arrival of the Winter Solstice and Saint Lucy, will be held at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. each night in the courtyard of the Museum of Man. Free shuttle locations include: — PETCO Park and lots around Park Blvd
December Nights to light up Balboa ParkU-T San Diego

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Before Anyone Has a Cow Over Christmas… – Huffington Post (blog)


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Before Anyone Has a Cow Over Christmas…
Huffington Post (blog)
When Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity in 312 AD (the Edict of Milan) he assigned a date to celebrate the Christian savior's birth to coincide with the Winter Solstice and to fit into his new calendar. Historians, Christian and other
Ask the Religion Experts: Should Canada have a 'national' Christmas tree like Ottawa Citizen
Sarah Palin wants to save Christmas. You can help by buying her new book.Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

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