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War on Christmas: A holiday tradition for all

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A believer in the spirit of Christmas, Vikki Hill stands for hours a day holding a placard for … Continued

The secret to winning the Christmas wars

AP A young woman takes a close look at a Christmas decoration set up at Lisbon’s main Rossio square on … Continued

Wolpe: Hopeful cliff morphs ‘into a cloud,’ leaving the economy unbowed

BLOOMBERG A green stoplight stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building at night in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Nov. … Continued

Why I want to believe in Christmas

I love Christmas. I have always loved Christmas. I love the trees and the lights and the ornaments and the … Continued

Cornbread and coffee with Santa

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

O Holy Night

UnorthodoxyPatrick J. Deneen Despite conservative disapproval of the greeting “Happy Holidays,” as a Christian I take no offense at the … Continued

Reasons for the season

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

If Jesus Isn’t Your Savior, Christmas Shouldn’t Be Your Holiday

Non-Christians who indulge in any “me-too” observance this time of year commit a profound strategic error.

“War on Christmas” enters final week

By Gustav Niebuhr Just how old is the idea that segments of corporate America are trying to erode the spiritual … Continued

Christmas skirmishes and the war for American history

By David French This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

How should Christians cope with ‘Christmas wars?’

By Douglas A. Hicks Welcome back to the “December dilemma” death match — the 2010 edition. In this corner are … Continued

Better angels needed for peace in Christmas wars

Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? … Continued

Holidays for everyone

Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? … Continued

Goodness just feels good; no gods or devils need apply

Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? … Continued

Go and Study

“The Torah…is elegant, dramatic, and quakes with the voice of God.” –Alan Dershowitz Alan Dershowitz, professor at Harvard Law School, … Continued

Christmas, Atheism and Humbug!

Every year at this time, the shadow of the Dickens’ character, Ebenezer Scrooge, casts “Humbug” over Christmas. Mr. Scrooge was … Continued

The Case for Moving Christmas

Every year more merchants change their “Merry Christmas” signs to “Happy Holidays,” more office Christmas parties become “Seasonal Holiday Parties,” … Continued

Nativity Scene Stealers

When the state of Illinois agreed to allow private citizens to place a Nativity scene inside the capitol this Christmas … Continued

Ever-Present Political Panderers

‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the House Not a brain cell was stirring Though non-Christians groused. But … Continued

Who Needs Government Observances?

It’s ironic that the season during which many celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace often comes with a … Continued