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Santanimals

According to the annoyingly catchy Christmas novelty song “Dominick the Donkey,” Santa Claus rides a donkey because “the reindeer cannot climb the hills of Italy.” But can’t the reindeer fly, in which case hills would be more or less irrelevant? … Continue reading

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A Frosty Reception

Since our President-Elect is in love with Vladimir Putin and insists that everyone should constantly say “Merry Christmas,” I guess we’d better learn about Christmas in Russia, right? It might seem a little late for this, but Orthodox Christmas is … Continue reading

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The Christians and the Pagans Sat Together at the Stone Table

One thing you’ll almost certainly notice in the Chronicles of Narnia is that, for a Christian series, there are a lot of beings from pagan mythology hanging out there. In addition to all the nymphs and fauns, there are wood-gods … Continue reading

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