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Is Santa Claus A Religious Figure?

Is Santa Claus a religious figure? I'm interested both in your individual personal opinions and any judicial opinions that might be out there from a church/state standpoint.
posted by nickmark on May 14, 2010 - 43 answers

How do I celebrate a Messianic Hanukkah, while my family celebrates Xmas?

How do I celebrate my first Messianic Hanukkah? No one else in my family is Jewish, and they're trying to "make me" celebrate Xmas. [more inside]
posted by hasna on Dec 15, 2008 - 46 answers

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Do atheists and agnostics put up Christmas trees? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Dec 7, 2008 - 78 answers

Giving the gift of dogma.

Fundy-In-Law-Filter: My husband's sister and her husband are hard-core evangelical fundamentalists. We are liberal Episcopalians. This causes a problem every Christmas. What do you say when you get a gift that was clearly meant to make a point? [more inside]
posted by Biblio on Dec 27, 2005 - 84 answers

It's a Festivus Miracle!

Sincere, if naive, greeting question: May a Christian wish an Non-theist a Merry Christmas? [more inside]
posted by klarck on Nov 18, 2005 - 84 answers

Interfaith Holiday

The Christmas holiday is fast approaching as we all know. My fiancee is Muslim, and we have always celebrated religious holidays separately. This year, I would like him to be a part of the family celebration. For my family it is more of a family bonding time (and become more of an American Tradition) than a religious event. If I'm correct, the celebration of Christmas is for the birth of Jesus. From what my fiancee has told me of Muslims, they believe in Jesus as a prophet, but have many differences in beliefs from Christians overall about who he was.

So would there be a debate between the two religions over the actual birth of Jesus (how he was conceived, is he the son of God....etc.) that would be conflicting for him to join us for dinner and this particular holiday itself? I want to be well informed when talking to him about it, and try to find a way to celebrate the holiday.
posted by Gooney on Dec 8, 2004 - 20 answers

On what day do the 12 Days of Christmas actually begin?

When do the 12 days of Christmas actually begin?
posted by oh posey on Dec 12, 2003 - 6 answers

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