“And the bells were ringing out for Christmas Day…”

To those of you celebrating, Merry Christmas!

If you’re in the mood for some history today, check out this really interesting interview with religious studies scholar Brett Landau, discussing a number of books on the origins of Christmas and Christmas traditions (h/t Ralph Luker).

If not, just enjoy The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl signing “Fairtytale of New York”:

 

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