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The war on Christmas: a two thousand year history [timeline]

Is there a war on Christmas? Yes. And it’s been fought for almost two thousand years. Since their earliest incarnation, Christmas festivities have been criticized and even outlawed. In the timeline below, historian and Christmas expert Gerry Bowler takes a look at this long history—from nativity protests in 240 through the billboard wars of 2014.

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  1. J L F

    I thought it was Herodes Antipas, not Herodes the Great (his father), who killed John the Baptist upon a birthday party. Merry Christmas anyway!

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