Links before Christmas

Just thought I’d share these before the world ends on Friday. Because it would be devastating if you didn’t see this stuff before the earth disintegrates or burns up or whatever 😉

You’ve probably been told that the date of Christmas was determined by co-opting a pagan holiday. What if it wasn’t? Here’s a different take: Calculating Christmas.

Two days ago, I posted about the location of Jesus’ birth. Here’s an essay in two parts written by an American residing in Jerusalem that builds on that concept: Tonight in Bethlehem part 1, part 2.

Also two days ago, I briefly mentioned the shortcomings of a Christmas song I like. Here’s another song dissected:

  Merry Christmas to all!