The Trouble with Christmas

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Prometheus Books, 1993 - Religion - 244 pages
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In The Trouble with Christmas Tom Flynn challenges America's most popular sacred cow. Alternately outrageous, satirical, and thoughtful, this rollicking critique calls Christmas to account.
How many holiday traditions are authentically Christian? (Next to none.)
Does the contemporary Christmas holiday have ancient roots? (Hardly. It was largely invented by six eminent Victorians.)
Is the Santa Claus myth unhealthy for children? (Yes, Virginia.)
Are Christmas critics discriminated against? (Is "Scrooge" an insult?)
What is the future of Christmas as America becomes a multicultural, multifaith society? (Educators should start sweating now.)
The Trouble with Christmas is not only for curmudgeons, but for citizens, parents, teachers, and freethinkers of every stripe. Anyone curious about the origins and future of one of the Western world's most celebrated holidays will find something of interest in this provocative book.

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The author presents an argument that the celebration of Christmas as a public holiday by the secular government of the United States is not justified. He traces the pagan origins of the holiday, looks ... Read full review

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Reviewed Jan 2003 Flynn has made an through argument opposing the Christmas holiday. he argues that Christmas has taken on a Christian theme and church/state issues are a concern. He feels that Santa ... Read full review


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