Has The Christmas Shopping Season Overtaken Halloween?

The poor would go to the houses of the rich and demand their best food and drink. If owners failed to comply, their visitors would most likely terrorize them with mischief. Christmas became the time of year when the upper classes could repay their real or imagined “debt” to society by entertaining less fortunate citizens.… Continue reading Has The Christmas Shopping Season Overtaken Halloween?

Has The Christmas Shopping Season Overtaken Halloween?

This practice recalls the ancient Christian liturgical notion that the celebration of Christmas, as well as that of Easter and of Pentecost, should last the entire week. The weeklong observance, however, was successively reduced to Christmas day and a single additional holiday on December 26. Christians and non-Christians participate in some of the most popular… Continue reading Has The Christmas Shopping Season Overtaken Halloween?

Has The Christmas Shopping Season Overtaken Halloween?

The poor would go to the houses of the rich and demand their best food and drink. If owners failed to comply, their visitors would most likely terrorize them with mischief. Christmas became the time of year when the upper classes could repay their real or imagined “debt” to society by entertaining less fortunate citizens.… Continue reading Has The Christmas Shopping Season Overtaken Halloween?