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Updated: 11/30/2013 08:00:01AM

The Fabric of Our Faith: The carols of Christmas, part 1

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Although businesses and offices recently began playing holiday music, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” does nothing for my Christmas spirit. Since Christ is the “Reason for the Season,” let’s ask those airing holiday music to play real Christmas carols!

Many “real carols” have roots in melodies adapted from pagan winter solstice celebrations. Christian writers penned new Christmas lyrics to be sung to old pagan tunes.

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