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Jingle Hells - The War on Xmas

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EPISODE 22 | Jingle Hells - The War on XmasSome members of the largest religion in the world, over 2.4 billion people, somehow feel aggrieved or under siege, especially when it comes to one of their most important holidays. We're talking about Christians and Christmas, and the narrative that claims
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EPISODE 22 | Jingle Hells - The War on XmasSome members of the largest religion in the world, over 2.4 billion people, somehow feel aggrieved or under siege, especially when it comes to one of their most important holidays. We're talking about Christians and Christmas, and the narrative that claims there's a concerted effort to destroy the celebration of Jesus' birth. Who? Depends on who you talk to. Communists, or Jehovah's Witnesses, or 7th Day Adventists, or Puritans, or Jews, or Muslims, or Black people, or atheists, or some combination of these groups. This episode traces the notion of a "war on Christmas" back to its beginnings and looks at some periods in history when the holiday was not only not celebrated but was actually illegal. And many of the modern trappings of Christmas are, in fact, quite recent innovations in a long story.SECTIONS02:30 - Winter Wonderland - Winter Celebrations of All Kinds06:18 - Jolly Old St. Nicholas - Different Ways of Celebrating07:22 - Colonel Sanders is Santa Claus08:24 - Nicholas of Mira was a Greek, Born in Turkey, and an Interesting Guy10:06 - Fairytale of New York - Birth of Modern Christmas Tropes: A Poem, a Dutch Connection, Washington Irving, Thomas Nast & Jeff the Puppet11:40 - Santa is a New Yorker, an Address, Oz, Advertising, Howard's Santa School13:15 - Rudolph the Commie Reindeer - The John Birch Society Kicks Things Off15:13 - Peter Brimelow - the Immigrant Who Hates Immigrants16:47 - Little Culture War Drummer Boy - Papa Bear Sees an Opportunity18:14 - Language & Laws, Companies Caught in the Culture War, X-Rated Xmas22:37 - Walking in a Puritan Wonderland - Christmas Was Outlawed in England & the New World Colonies, by Christians24:23 - Santa Claus Won't be Coming to Town - The Unpopular Holiday Was Revived by a Poem & Charles Dickens, with Mixed Results; After WWII, Religions Returns26:55 - Baby, It's Cold Outside - No Christmas in Revolutionary France, Communist Nations, Nazi Territory, Cuba Prefers Sugar to Santa, Brunei & the Saudis Barely Tolerate It30:02 - The 12 Plots of Christmas (or Xmas) - Santa Is Satan, Santa's a Cannibal, Elf on a Shelf is CIA, Climate Changers Hate Jesus32:11 - Poinsettias Are Racist33:40 - These Are a Few of My Favourite Things - Conspiracies Get Commoditized, the Advent ConspiracyMusic by Fanette RonjatLAPSUS LINGUAE:I mispronounce the name for the Greek letter "X", because I don't speak Greek. I also stumble over the word "Walmart".Referenced in this episode:Why rich New Yorkers created Santa Claus at Business InsiderThe War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought by John GibsonChristmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World's Most Celebrated Holiday by Gerry Bowler The Elf on the Shelf by Chanda A. Aebersold & Carol V. Bell Some Conspiracy-Themed Christmas OrnamentsThe Advent ConspiracyLiving Water InternationalFollow us on social for extra goodies:FacebookTwitterYouTube (extra videos on the topic, Old Time Radio shows, music playlists and more)Other Podcasts by Derek DeWittDIGITAL SIGNAGE DONE RIGHT - Winner of 2020 Communicator Award of Excellence for Podcasts Series-Corporate Communications and on numerous top 10 podcast lists. PRAGUE TIMES - A city is more than just a location - it’s a kaleidoscope of history, places, people and trends. This podcast looks at Prague, in the center of Europe, from a number of perspectives, including what it is now, what is has been and where it’s going. It’s Prague THEN, Prague NOW, Prague LATER.
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