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A Jolly Little History

The Christmas holiday season falls during a time celebrated back in ancient times: the winter solstice. Various cultures around the world have celebrated this time of the year. By the time settlements in the U.S. began growing into thriving communities, the winter solstice had become a time to celebrate Christian and secular traditions of family and giving. But our history with the British and English traditions didn’t make this a popular holiday until the mid 1800s. A Change of Heart and Seasons In Read more [...]