Ep: 73 A Very Pagan Christmas
This time of year we tend to hear a lot about "the war" on Christmas. Or, we hear that Christmas is nothing but a pack of pagan celebrations wrapped up in the American flag and the baby Jesus. Hand wringing abounds.
Here at ViW we think this is the most wonderful time of the year, a time of cultural cohesion and cheer amidst the darkness. As for a "war" on Christmas- keep watching this space and our "Tiniest of things are Forever" site. As for the claims that Christmas is a combination of pagan rituals. Well, that might be right. At least culturally we have appropriated traditions from various cultures and set them amidst the Dickensian trappings and religious imagery. On this episode we celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, take a deeper look at some of our fondest traditions and urge us all to embrace both tidings of good cheer and some peculiar yuletide cultural hand-me-downs.