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Sacred Tree or Tree of Paradise? Nature and the Christmas Tree

Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin CounterPunch
Whether the Christmas tree arises out of pagan worship or the nature-based polytheism of Egyptian lore, the Christmas tree plays a special part in our lives today, demonstrating that our relationship with nature goes back millennia.

A Working-Class Christmas Story Christmas

Kathy M. Newman Working Class Perspectives
For one season, American capitalism lies to us about what it values. The American Christmas Movie promises us that love matters more than money, that cruel bosses are bad but also lonely, that family togetherness is more important than the perfect dinner. The Christmas Movie business exploits our desire to believe this, but we do – and we should.
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