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Puritans, Pagans, and Imperfect Christmas Gifts

TitlePuritans, Pagans, and Imperfect Christmas Gifts
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsHolland, David F.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
KeywordsChristmas; Jesus Christ, Birth of; Nativity; Puritans

Early American campaigns against Christmas illustrate both the irrepressibility of the impulse to celebrate Christ and what is lost when we reject the good that comes from suspect sources. Both lessons point us toward the Savior’s gracious acceptance of our own imperfect offerings.