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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St. Nicholas Speaks (11th) [12-8-12]

Joseph’s Carol (12th) [12-6-13]

Carol of the Angels (13th) [12-7-15]

Reflections on My Christmas Poems [Facebook, 11-26-16]

Joy!: A Christmas Poem for My Wife Judy (14th) [12-3-16]

2 Christmas Poems About Our Lady and St. Joseph [National Catholic Register, 12-26-17]

Christmas Poems: Jesus’ Carol / Carol of the Angels [National Catholic Register, 12-8-18]

Christmas Poems: St. Nicholas Speaks, Love’s Pure Light, Shepherds’ Carol [National Catholic Register, 12-13-18]

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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]

Christmas Carols and Songs: An Alphabetical, Chronological, and Geographical Catalogue [December 2005]

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]

2007 “Cyber-Christmas Card” [Internet Archive]

Armstrong Family “Christmas Card” for 2013 [Internet Archive]

Collection of Family Christmas Photos and Other Reflective and Old-Fashioned Prints [Facebook photo album]
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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]

G. K. Chesterton and Charles Dickens on Christmas [12-14-06]

Debate: Is Santa Claus a Sinful “Lie”? [2-16-07]

Christmas Trees as Idols?: Silly Biblical “Arguments” [12-12-10]

The Census, Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem, & History [2-3-11]

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

Dickens’ Christmas Carol Heaven! (discussion of alternate versions of this movie) [Facebook, 12-5-16]

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

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

Reply to Atheist Jonathan MS Pearce: “Contradictory” Genealogies of Christ? [7-27-17]

Reply to Atheist Jonathan MS Pearce: Bethlehem & Nazareth “Contradictions” (Including Extensive Exegetical Analysis of Micah 5:2) [7-28-17]

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

Christmas Trees: Where & When Did They Originate? [12-12-17]

How Protestant Nativity Scenes Proclaim Catholic Doctrine [12-15-13; expanded for publication at National Catholic Register: 12-17-17]

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

Is Teaching Kids About Santa Claus a Sinful “Lie”? [12-21-18]

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

The Bethlehem Nativity, Babe Ruth, and History [National Catholic Register, 1-1-19]

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

C. S. Lewis: Aversion to Crass “Christmas” Commercialism [11-1-19]

Vs. Atheist David Madison #36: Matthew & Christmas [12-10-19]

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Updated on 10 December 2019.
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