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Christmas in the Trenches
McCutcheon, John
Lyrics to a song commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914 on the Western and Eastern Fronts during World War I.
Christmas Truce: The Western Front, December 1914
Brown, Malcolm; Seaton, Shirley
A history of the Christmas Truce of 1914 on the Eastern and Western fronts.
Merry Christmas from an Atheist
Malik, Kenan
I probably represent one of Archbishop John Sentanu's worst nightmares - I am not just an 'aggressive secularist' but a militant atheist to boot. But I have a Christmas tree in the house, I've sent ou...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 19, 2015: Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
The Story of the Christmas Truce
On Christmas Day, 1914, in the first year of World War I, German, British and French soldiers disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with "the enemy" along two-thirds of the Western Front. German t...
Why There are Few Christians Left in the Holy Town of Bethlehem
Cook, Jonathan
This is the time of year when they have a chance to break out of an isolation enforced in concrete since Israel enclosed the town with a "separation wall" more than a decade ago.
The Women Who Gave Us Christmas: Exposing America's Greatest Crime
Katz, William Loren
In 1834, African American and white men and women members of William Lloyd Garrison’s newly formed Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society saw Christmas as an opportunity to expose a hypocritical republic ...

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The Book of the Year
A Brief History of Seasonal Holidays
Aveni, Anthony
Traces the origins of modern American holidays.
Sex, Drugs and Rollickin' Roles: Christmas and Our Ever-Changing Relationship with Nature
Ó Croidheáin, Caoimhghin
The benefits of industrialisation have come at price as industry and technology the world over pushes nature further and further into ecological crises. Christmas has become the vehicle for the worst ...