Christmas


Guess who invented ‘holiday trees’

Joanna Bogle | 17 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, Nazis, secularism
Today’s secularist zealots should be unhappy to learn exactly whose company they are travelling in.


Yes, Virginia, it’s a Christmas tree

Christina Nicholas | 14 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Christmas
If officially Communist Beijing celebrates Christmas with gusto, why do Westerners fret about offending non-Christians with trees, carols and decorations?


What does an ‘inclusive’ Christmas mean?

Sheila Liaugminas | 09 December 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christmas
Several years ago, certain individuals came forward formally complaining of harm from merely having to be around Christmas observations. Especially nativity scenes, which really offended them.


A Christmas Carol

Leticia Velasquez | 11 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, films
Jim Carrey is brilliant in this retelling of the classic Christmas story -- this time with stunning computer-generated effects.


Christmas cheer

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, happiness
Science confirms that happiness is catching; you never know whom your joy will reach.


The spirit of Christmas present

Michelle Martin | 20 November 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, commercialism
Ebenezer Scrooge can teach us that our best behaviour isn't only for special occasions.


The sublime message of Christmas

John Armstrong | 27 December 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: art, Christmas
The central idea of Christmas -- that God became man -- has had an enormous impact upon Western art.


Auditing our happiness stocks

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 December 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, happiness
Happy Christmas! And it probably will be despite the shopping and cooking.


The Nativity Story

Guiomar Barbi | 01 December 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas
This faithful retelling of the birth of Christ has an unusually relevant message.


Decoding your greeting cards

Sarah Phelps Smith | 01 December 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, iconography
There is a wealth of symbolism in the smallest detail of classic Christmas cards.


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays, too, just to cover the bases

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 December 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, tolerance
Can the West celebrate Christmas without offending its non-Christian minorities, or do we have to settle for mere holiday spirit? And what will happen if we do?


The ultimate Christmas present

Michael Cook | 17 December 2004 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, euthanasia, Netherlands
Santa came early for good little girls and boys in the Netherlands, bringing the gift of involuntary euthanasia for children under 12.


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