Wednesday, December 10, 2003

From yesterday
Christmas in Germany
More from Sabine Barnhart
Forget the American 'holidays' - fröhliche Weihnachten. Like the Soviet Новогодный (New Year's Day has replaced Christmas for most Russians), 'the holidays' in the States are a mutation of the feast of the birth of God made man - the manifestation of the Incarnation of Christ - into 'a festival about snow' as I heard one chronicler of American songwriters brag about this change.

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