Christmas (Index Page)

Christmas (Index Page) November 9, 2006
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Adoration of the Shepherds (1622), by Gerard van Honthorst  (1590-1656) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons]
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MY 14 CHRISTMAS POEMS 
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The Song of Simeon (7th) [12-15-06]
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Mary’s Carol (8th) [12-14-08]
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Shepherds’ Carol (10th) [12-11-10]
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St. Nicholas Speaks (11th) [12-8-12]
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Joseph’s Carol (12th) [12-6-13]
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Carol of the Angels (13th) [12-7-15]
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2 Christmas Poems About Our Lady and St. Joseph [National Catholic Register, 12-26-17]
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Christmas Poems: Jesus’ Carol / Carol of the Angels [National Catholic Register, 12-8-18]
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CHRISTMAS CAROLS

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Michigan Master of Contemporary Christmas Carols: Alfred S. Burt (composer of Caroling, Caroling, Some Children See Him, Star Carol, and 12 more) [11-29-05]
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135 well-known songs chronicled, with composer, lyricist, date, country, alternate titles, background information, audio sample file for each song, lyrics (almost all songs, and some non-English lyrics), links to samples from famous or notable recordings, misc. trivia (many songs), and six photographs of composers and singers.
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MY CHRISTMAS CARDS AND FAMILY PHOTOS / OLD CHRISTMAS WEB PAGE

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“Dave’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Page” [Internet Archive: from 4 December 2003 on my original website]

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, AND HISTORY

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True Christmas Spirit (fantastic monograph about Advent by Rev. Edward J. Sutfin, 1955)
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The Twelve Days of Christmas (Elsa Chaney, 1955)
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Family Advent Customs (Helen McLoughlin, 1954)
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Christmas to Candlemas in a Catholic Home (Helen McLoughlin, c. 1954)
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A Candle is Lighted (P. Stewart Craig, 1945)
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Catholic Encyclopedia: “Advent”
Catholic Encyclopedia: “Christmas”
Catholic Encyclopedia: “St. Nicholas of Myra”
Catholic Encyclopedia: “Crib” [manger]
Catholic Encyclopedia: “Magi” [wise men]
Catholic Encyclopedia: “Bethlehem” 
Catholic Encyclopedia: “St. Joseph”
Catholic Encyclopedia: “Annunciation”
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MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES
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Silent Night: A “Progressive” and “Enlightened” Reinterpretation[12-10-04; additionally edited for publication at National Catholic Register: 12-21-17]
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Dickens’ Christmas Carol Heaven! (discussion of alternate versions of this movie) [Facebook, 12-5-16]
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The Bethlehem Nativity, Babe Ruth, and History [National Catholic Register, 1-1-19]
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Christmas Trees: Christian symbolism and development of the custom [Nov. 2019; published at The Catholic World Report on 12-22-20]

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CENSUS IN JESUS’ TIME

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Reply to Atheist Jonathan MS Pearce: Herod’s Death & Alleged “Contradictions” (with Jimmy Akin) [7-25-17]

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BETHLEHEM AND NAZARETH

I Was Blessed to Visit Bethlehem in 2014. What Joy! [National Catholic Register, 12-31-17; originally 12-26-14]

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Answering the Bethlehem Skeptics [Catholic Answers Magazine, 12-10-19]

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HEROD: DEATH AND TIME OF JESUS’ BIRTH / SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS / MISC.

Reply to Atheist Jonathan MS Pearce: Herod’s Death & Alleged “Contradictions” (with Jimmy Akin) [7-25-17]

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VIRGIN BIRTH AND ISAIAH 7:14

Reply to Atheist Jonathan MS Pearce: “Mistranslation” of “Virgin”? (Isaiah 7:14) (with Glenn Miller) [7-26-17]

Are the Two Genealogies of Christ Contradictory? [National Catholic Register, 1-5-19]

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DECEMBER 25TH BIRTHDATE OF JESUS

December 25th Birth of Jesus?: Interesting Considerations [12-11-17]

Was Christ Actually Born Dec. 25? [National Catholic Register, 12-18-18]

ANTI-CHRISTMAS MENTALITY / “MAKING MERRY”

Debate on JW Antipathy to Holy Days & Christmas [12-21-18]

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STAR OF BETHLEHEM

Star of Bethlehem, Astronomy, Wise Men, & Josephus (Amazing Astronomically Verified Data in Relation to the Journey of the Wise Men  & Jesus’ Birth & Infancy) [12-14-20]

Timeline: Star of Bethlehem, Herod’s Death, & Jesus’ Birth (Chronology of Harmonious Data from History, Archaeology, the Bible, and Astronomy) [12-15-20]

Conjunctions, the Star of Bethlehem and Astronomy [National Catholic Register, 12-21-20]

Star of Bethlehem: Refuting Silly Atheist Objections [12-26-20]

Star of Bethlehem: More Silly Atheist “Objections” [12-29-20]

Astronomy, Exegesis and the Star of Bethlehem [National Catholic Register, 12-31-20]

Pearce’s Potshots #12: Supernatural Star of Bethlehem? (Biblical View of Astronomy, Laws of Nature, and the Natural World) [1-11-21]

Star of Bethlehem: Natural or Supernatural? [1-13-21]

Bible Commentaries & Matthew 2:9 (Star of Bethlehem) [1-13-21]

Star of Bethlehem: Reply to Obnoxious Atheist Aaron Adair (Plus Further Related Exchanges with Aaron and a Few Others in an Atheist Combox) [1-14-21]

Star of Bethlehem: 2nd Reply to Arrogant Aaron Adair [1-18-21]

Star Researcher Aaron Adair: “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!” [1-19-21]

Star of Bethlehem & Magi: 20 Fascinating Aspects [1-22-21]

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THE WISE MEN (“MAGI”)

Star of Bethlehem, Astronomy, Wise Men, & Josephus (Amazing Astronomically Verified Data in Relation to the Journey of the Wise Men  & Jesus’ Birth & Infancy) [12-14-20]

Who Were the “Wise Men,” or Magi? [National Catholic Register, 12-16-20]
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Last updated on 10 February 2021.
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