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‘A Touch Wearying to the Spirit’

By on 12.20.05 | 1:53PM

Those following the Great "Merry Christmas" Debate of 2005 won't want to miss Christopher Hitchens' volley on the topic. He's wrong about Oliver Cromwell's reason for banning Christmas (it wasn't the corruption of the holiday, but because of Puritan theological principles). But the vehemence and spirit of his disgust with the Christmas reactionaries is understandable.

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