Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Christmas Story Explained

Two stylish flappers out Christmas Shopping. A doorman holding brown paper packages. The Christmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com
To all of you putting up the tree, making a list, purchasing packages, and holiday reveling, I thought I would share the origin of the Christmas Story . . .
English photographer Arthur Steel. Girl at First Communion sticks her tongue out. c.1970s. The Christmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com

according to my disillusioned 16-year-old, who attends Catholic school.
Victorian trick photography. Ghost girl appears while family surrounds the Christmas tree. The Cristmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com
(This is the child who was rather convincing as the "scary Christmas angel/ghost" in the family nativity play.)
Cardinale Francis - Desire Mathieu (1839-1908) looking like he has had enough foolishness. The Christmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com
When Catholicism started, they didn’t have enough followers because they were not fun . . . 
Vintage photo Catholic school. c.1900s. Caption All together now. If you're happy and you know it that's a sin. The Christmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com
at all.
Bayreuth Festival in 1876.  Wotan in Wagner's Der Ring das Nibelungon. The Christmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com
The pagan ritual of Advent celebrated the countdown of the return of the sun god. 
Duchess of Devonshire's Costume Ball 1897 - Lady Gerard, describing herself as the Moon Goddess Astarte. The Christmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com
Because Winter Solstice, the time the sun started to come back, was a celebration people wanted to join.
 The Christmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com

The leaders of the new religion thought about it . . . 
A Religious Procession at the Madeline Church" Paris, 1951. The Christmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com.jpg
then they said, 
"Hey, we’ve got a celebration too! It’s Christmas and it is fun!"
Pagan Winter Solstice celebration pine trees for Christians only. Sign Christmas tree for sale to Christians only. The Christmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com
They even stole the evergreen tree and the wreath.
Catholic school girl vintage snapshot making sign of the devil behind nun. The Christmas Story Explained and other stories of Christmas Creepers. marchmatron.com
Well, that’s what they said in theology class.

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Updated 12/22/2017
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