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Almost Scrooged: How Hitler Tried To Redesign Christmas

In 1921, in a Munich beer hall, newly appointed Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler gave a Christmas speech to an excited crowd. According to undercover police observers, 4,000 supporters cheered when Hitler condemned “the cowardly Jews for breaking the world-liberator … Continue reading

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A Mystery: The Coventry Carol

If you thought Christmas was all about good tidings and joy, you were wrong. The Coventry Carol is a song about infanticide and also a lullaby sung by mothers of doomed children. Eggnog? The English carol dates back to the 16th Century and … Continue reading

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