by Jonathan Pageau 55 views
In this episode of the Universal History podcast, Richard Rohlin and I discuss Christmas, why it looks the way it does, how Christmas developed into what we have today, and why you absolutely should celebrate it if you’re a Christian.
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Timestamps:
0:00 - Coming up
0:57 - Intro music
1:22 - Introduction
2:14 - The Christmas wars
6:52 - Outline of this episode
7:57 - The essence of Christmas
14:51 - A glimmer of light
16:19 - From the moment of conception
19:57 - It's important to celebrate
20:32 - A period of preparation
22:48 - Winter comes with the cold
26:16 - Christmas carols
31:43 - Evergreenery
33:00 - The Feasting of the Poor
35:17 - Two rules about charity
43:45 - Paraliturgical ways to participate in Christmas
48:07 - Christmas in the early modern period
49:21 - Medieval Christmas carols still sung today
51:01 - The Christmas and Easter rhythm
54:04 - The Puritans
59:20 - The dangers of a feast
1:03:06 - Christmas will win
1:04:27 - Christmas aesthetics
1:06:10 - Charles Dickens
1:09:46 - Christmas in the US
1:12:13 - Santa Claus and marketing
1:14:54 - The Soviet Union
1:15:24 - Three Kings cake
1:16:40 - Commercialization
1:18:24 - Richard's Midwit Defence of Christmas
1:24:05 - Hamlet
1:26:08 - God enters history
1:28:27 - Christmas is not optional
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