[Stargate] Stargate Yule. Is Father Christmas Period?

Charlene Charette clclists1 at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 10 10:42:20 PDT 2007

Steve Scott (Dietrich) wrote:

> With that I hereby challenge anyone to supply more information as to whether Father Christmas is period or not. 

Actually, "Father Christmas" and "Santa Claus" aren't period concepts. 
In the book _A_Battle_for_Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum, he shows that 
many Christmas customs thought to be ancient really aren't.  It's an 
interesting book, though not an easy read, and is copiously footnoted. 
If you care to read it, both the Houston and Fort Bend County libraries 
have copies.  Also see:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Christmas .

Having said that, I personally have no problem with a Father Christmas 
themed Yule.


Law of the Result:  When you try to prove to someone that a machine 
won't work, it will.

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