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A Look At Christmas Lore and History

By Pat Bradley

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-493846.mp3

Plattsburgh, NY – We've heard a lot of late about the War on Christmas. Is it a religious holiday or not? Historians who have researched the holiday and its traditions can trace its origins back to pagan rituals. Christmas' religious history takes its own twists and turns over the centuries, as North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley discovered when she talked to two Vermonters who have studied the holiday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.