Talk:Christmas

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There are two "the"’s in the opening sentence.....[edit]

Are you people really that unprofessional that you couldn't catch that??

  • Yes check.svg Done. Seems to have been a c/e oversight. Crumpled Fire (talk) 01:28, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing that out, and to answer your question, no one is paid to edit so, yes, we're that unprofessional, by definition. Almost as unprofessional as not signing your comments when it clearly states "Sign your posts on talk pages". Walter Görlitz (talk) 05:09, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 November 2014[edit]

The celebration of Christmas on the 25th may have its origins in the celebration of Hannukah. 1 Macc 4:52ss and 2 Macc 10:5ss speak of a feast beginning on the 25th of the month Chislev (around December time) lasting for 8 days, a feast of rejoicing involving decorating the Temple. This feast was well established by the time of Christ's birth. It is not hard to imagine that it would have been carried into Christian practice by the early jewish Christians.

Fr. Paul Churchill 86.42.63.58 (talk) 12:03, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Also, provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Anupmehra -Let's talk! 12:19, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Real Origins[edit]

Where are the Pagan origins you Christian proprgandists? This page has been turned into Christian propaganda, ignoring the true origins (and the fact that if Jesus actually existed, he was born in March). Isn't Wikipedia meant to unbiased? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.2.236.121 (talk) 23:38, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Check the history section. Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:23, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Misrule, Middle Ages Section of Article[edit]

Can we please have the "misrule" (section 3.3, under History) linked to the article about Misrule? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_Misrule LaEremita (talk) 00:29, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:21, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Yule and Koleda[edit]

"Pagan Scandinavia celebrated a winter festival called Yule, held in the late December to early January period.[60] As northern Europe was the last part to Christianize, its pagan traditions had a major influence on Christmas there, an example being the Koleda,[61] which was incorporated into the Christmas carol. Scandinavians still call Christmas Jul. In English, the word Yule is synonymous with Christmas,[62] a usage first recorded in 900."

My view on this text: Koleda is not Scandinavian.

Suggestion. Replace with:

"Pagan Scandinavia celebrated a winter festival called Yule, held in the late December to early January period.[60] As northern Europe was the last part to Christianize, its pagan traditions had a major influence on Christmas there. Scandinavians still call Christmas Jul. In English, the word Yule is synonymous with Christmas,[62] a usage first recorded in 900.

"In eastern Europe there were also old pagan traditions incorporated into Christmas, an example being the Koleda,[61]."

Gothia123 (talk) 09:14, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. Done. Esoglou (talk) 09:38, 26 December 2014 (UTC)