A perfect gift for your favorite Preservative (that is, Conservative) this holiday season.
Remind them of the True Story of Christmas in Early America.
They’re going to Love This!
I especially liked this part:
“The contemporary War on Christmas pales in comparison to the first — a war that was waged not by retailers but by Puritans who considered the destruction of Christmas necessary to the construction of their godly society.”
Read that a couple of times to let it sink in, like a real bad Christmas Carol.
Then this little gem:
“they contended that there was no Scriptural warrant for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Puritans argued (not incorrectly) that Christmas represented nothing more than a thin Christian veneer slapped on a pagan celebration. Believing in the holiday was superstitious at best, heretical at worst.”
Have a Happy Puritan Holiday! (but I’d recommend the Pagan version)