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Christmas Day… Not what one might expect…

Over the years we have written various Christmas-themed posts for the 25th (or 24th) of December. Many of these (and a few extras) may be viewed at Christmas-Themed Posts [1]. However, almost by accident, as I was preparing for this year I happened to notice that the “reason for the season” and what has appeared on the pages of many newspapers published on Christmas don’t necessarily correlate. Before accessing the following link (which will take you to a chronological listing of such issues we have listed on our website – most of which are no longer available), think back through the past 300-400 years and try to come up with a handful events which were reported on Christmas morning. Once done, go to the link to see if you were successful. Enjoy – oh, and Merry Christmas.

Christmas Morning Newspapers [2]

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#1 Comment By Bill Caughlan On 12/26/2017 @ 8:41 am

My understanding is that Christmas before the 19th century was no where near the holiday that it is right now, both in civil and religious circles. I am not surprised that there is little mention.