Tag Archives: Christmas

8 Myths About Christmas Debunked

With 2,000 years of history behind it, Christmas has a lot of historical myths and baggage attached, both good and bad.  Now seems as good as time as ever to take a brief look at some of them. 1 Coca-Cola designed … Continue reading

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Stuck for Gift ideas? Grab yourself a book or ebook!

It’s that time of year when many people are looking for a gift for a friend, loved one or maybe just a treat for yourself.      I must admit that living here in the UK and being relatively busy, … Continue reading

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12th Night – Christmas isn’t over yet!

You might not realise it but today (or indeed yesterday depending on your calendar) is 12th night. In my street most of the Christmas decorations have been taken down with people and you could be forgiven for thinking Christmas is … Continue reading

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The history of Father Christmas & Santa Claus

I’m not really into the modern Christmas, I’m much more into the original meaning of Christmas.  However that’s not to say I’m not interested in the traditions of Father Christmas it’s just that I am into the more original meanings … Continue reading

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The Christmas Truce and football match of 1914.

Whilst we are getting ready to enjoy or in some cases already enjoying our Christmas in 2014, it is worth remembering what was happening 100 years ago not so far from where I am writing today.  In what is perhaps … Continue reading

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The Box of Delights

30 years ago, I like many other young children and many an adult, was enthralled with The Box of Delights on BBC1.  It is a delightful telling of the classic story of the same name by John Masefield and is … Continue reading

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Why I love Buy Nothing Day and not spending money at Thanksgiving or Christmas

Saturday 29th November is Buy Nothing Day, a day or rather movement that started in the United States in protest of the over-commercialisation of our holidays and life in general. One of my earliest blog posts was on the reversing … Continue reading

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