Celebrating Yule

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I’ve always thought of Yuletide as the “most Pagan” of all holiday seasons. So many cherished holiday customs have survived from pagan antiquity into the present day and Midwinter is full of Pagan and secular stuff that makes for great rituals and celebrations. [Read more...]

A Pagan Celebrating Christmas

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I’m a Pagan who celebrates Christmas, I know that bothers a few folks out there but I think my reasons for celebrating it are valid. Holidays are what we make of them, and at my house we continue to make Christmas memories. [Read more...]

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

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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...]

The Best Yuletide Cartoons

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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...]

Pagan Things Made By Pagans For Pagans

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Instead of hitting the big box stores this holiday season, how about supporting Pagan and Pagan-friendly artisans and entrepreneurs? From soap to jewelry to edibles we’ve got you covered this Yuletide! It’s the perfect shopping list if your coven plays Secret Befana! [Read more...]

Midwinter: Light in the Darkness

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The Holiday Season has many reasons for celebration, but Yule is where my heart and spirit reside. The message of the Lord and Lady can be especially powerful in the darkness of Winter’s long night. [Read more...]

The History and Origins of Santa Claus

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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...]

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

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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...]

Beyond Santa Claus: The Other Gift Givers

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The image of Santa Claus dominates the Holiday Season, but he’s just one of the many magical gift-givers who visit children the world over this time of year. From the more well known Krampus to the mostly unknown Yule Goat, the world beyond Santa Claus is an interesting and fascinating place. [Read more...]

Good Tidings & Great Joy: Raise the Horns Reviews Sarah Palin’s New Book

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Can a Pagan find middle ground with Sarah Palin and her new book “Good Tidings Great Joy?” The answer is mostly “no,” but we gave it our best shot. [Read more...]


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