25 December 2007

 

Happy Holidays!

Some—say, Bill O'Reilly and the Fox News crowd and similar—would have you believe that Americans of all previous generations went around at this time of year saying "Merry Christmas," and that "Seasons Greetings" or "Happy Holidays" are a Communist or Atheist (or Jewish or Muslim) invention designed to denigrate Christianity.

As evidence to the contrary, here's one part of a presentation on how Christmas was celebrated in the 1820s at The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson's home near Nashville.

Andrew Jackson's Christmas Wishes

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