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The anxieties that long ago shadowed Christmas are back

The anxieties that long ago shadowed Christmas are back

19 December 2020

9:00 AM

19 December 2020

9:00 AM

Christmas has been given the green light by the government this year less because it marks the birth of Christ than because retailers and the hospitality industry desperately need it to go ahead. Other feast days in the Christian calendar still belong to the church. Christmas is the feast day that a fundamentally secular nation has made its own.

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