Just Saying: ‘Scrooges’ are the real threats to Christmas – Montgomery Advertiser


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Just Saying: 'Scrooges' are the real threats to Christmas
Montgomery Advertiser
Palin told the students that we must protect Christmas from “revisionists” who are trying to further the cause of separation of church and state by changing the Christmas season to the “winter solstice season.” Couple of things, Sarah. First, when
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Unitarian Church of Hinsdale to host holiday events – Suburban Life Publications

Unitarian Church of Hinsdale to host holiday events
Suburban Life Publications
21, the Acoustic Renaissance Concert series based at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale welcomes Joe Jencks, Edie Carey and Heather Styka for a Winter Solstice folk concert that will be simulcast on WFMT-FM. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors 

FUMC to hold “Blue Christmas” Service December 21 – Moody County Enterprise

FUMC to hold “Blue Christmas” Service December 21
Moody County Enterprise
There are different churches across the country that hold this service, and it is held on the night of the winter solstice. Dec. 21 is the longest night of the year, the time of most darkness. We are hoping that we can help the lost, the seeking, and

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Hanukkah 2013 epilogue: Los Angeles Festival of Lights with Iraqi Muslims – Washington Times


Washington Times

Hanukkah 2013 epilogue: Los Angeles Festival of Lights with Iraqi Muslims
Washington Times
LOS ANGELES, December 9, 2013—Hanukkah 2013 is now in the history books as America shifts its focus to Pearl Harbor Day, the Winter Solstice, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Before leaving Hanukkah behind, it is worth commemorating a very special 

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My Saturday, December 7, 2013…a tale of perseverance and the good things … – Roll ‘Bama Roll

My Saturday, December 7, 2013…a tale of perseverance and the good things
Roll ‘Bama Roll
Two weeks later, on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, my son was born, pulled from his mama's belly and placed straight into my arms. The tears welled and glazed over as I gazed down at this halfling to whom I would be forever tied. He

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Even the celebrating at this particular time of the year isn't of Christian origin. Most of the celebrations revolve — and evolved — around the Winter Solstice, and the solstice isn't unique to any particular culture or faith. So, you see, Mary

Homemade Festivus Pole to be Displayed in Florida Capitol – NBC 6 South Florida


NBC 6 South Florida

Homemade Festivus Pole to be Displayed in Florida Capitol
NBC 6 South Florida
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." Pam Olsen, president of the Florida Prayer Network, said last week that such displays only "shine

Interesting Facts About The Origins Of Christmas And Christmas Traditions – American Live Wire


American Live Wire

Interesting Facts About The Origins Of Christmas And Christmas Traditions
American Live Wire
Yule log – Ancient Norwegians used the Yule log in their celebration of the return of the sun at winter solstice. “Yule” came from the Norse word hweol, meaning wheel. An enormous log is typically burned during the Twelve Days of Christmas (December