Things I Hate About the Holidays

Bah Humbug! I generally love the Holiday season, but there are always a few things about it that bother me. [Read more…]

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The Krampus

The world seems to be undergoing a full-scale Krampus revival, but where did he come from? (Hint, it’s not the North Pole.) [Read more…]

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4 Things People Say At Christmas (That Are Most Likely Wrong)

The Holidays are a popular time for misinformation, and most of it’s spread with the best of intentions. It’s fun to think that Jesus and Horus are brothers or that Santa is more mushroom trip than Saint Nicholas, but that doesn’t make it true. [Read more…]

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The Best Yuletide Cartoons

For many of us “Christmas Cartoons” are a part of the Holiday Season. The best Yuletide specials appeal to both adults and children, and often feature “Pagan friendly” stories and messages. From Rudolph to Krampus we pick the best Holiday cartoons! [Read more…]

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The History and Origins of Santa Claus

Santa’s had a long and bumpy road on his way to becoming a modern icon, but now that he’s here he doesn’t look likely to leave anytime soon. In a world that so often lacks any magic, Santa provides a doorway into a realm of imagination and wonderment. Join us as we trace his origins in Greek myth, Catholic tradition, Norse paganism, and the wilds of the human imagination. [Read more…]

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Everything Yule & Christmas (Rituals, History, and More!)

The Holiday Season is a rush of social obligations, family moments, shopping, and rituals. Raise the Horns brings you resources for your every holiday need. [Read more…]

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Christmas Traditions: Pagan or Christian?

Christmas has long been a combination of both Christian and ancient pagan elements, but where did the individual traditions we associate with the holiday come from? Are they all Christian? Are they all pagan? Maybe some of them are a bit of both . . . . [Read more…]

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Christmas Is Not Yours or Mine: The True Origins of the Holiday Season

Every year I hear the same refrain “Put Christ back in Christmas,” and every year I shake my head. No one faith owns Christmas, it’s a combination of various elements, some pagan, some Christian, and some cultural. Christmas is not yours or mine, it simply is, and it belongs to anyone who cherishes it. [Read more…]

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