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Showing posts from December, 2015

Why do the British call the 26th December Boxing Day?

There is no agreement about this but it is not because:

Why God Rest You/Ye Merry Gentlemen?

This is rousing version of the traditional carol is, according to Mark Israel, one of thousands to get the words wrong.

Christmas songs that do not mention Christmas?

Several of the very best 'Christmas songs'  make no specific reference to the festival itself.

What is frankincense? And myrrh?

Frankincense is a gum resin with a strong smell. It comes from the Boswellia tree.

Did Dickens invent the modern Christmas?

Christmas is, of course, the celebration a certain event in Bethlehem as recorded in the Gospel of Luke. But the immediate and enduring success of Charles

Did Frank Sinatra record the first concept album?

A concept album is a collection of songs are linked by a theme.