Bet You Didn't Know: History of Christmas
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This clip discusses the history of the Christmas holiday and some of the misconceptions surrounding it. It also explains how the modern form of the holiday came to fruition with its cards, gifts, trees, and icons such as Santa Claus.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. Why wasn't Christmas celebrated in the early years of Christianity?
  2. Why did some groups, such as the Puritans, oppose Christmas celebrations?
  3. Where did the Christmas Tree tradition originate? How did it spread?

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the relationships among religion, philosophy, and culture. The student is ex...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of religious holidays and observances such as Christmas, Easter, Ramadan, t...

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