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22 December 2006

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Doing December Differently - preview

Nicola Slee & Rosie Miles, Wild Goose Publications, £14.99 ISBN 1 90501023 0

Why are so many people laid low by Christmas?

The Christmas cynic is a modern phenomenon
  • Even Scrooge got the message eventually that midwinter rejoicing was good for the soul and the psyche


  • Heightened spiritual significance or secular binge?

    Before writing, the authors of this alternative look at the season first consulted Christian congregations and heard a variety of attitudes:

    'The celebration of the winter solstice predates Christianity by many centuries and no amount of do-gooding will alter the inbred need to whoop it up in the depths of winter
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    Judy Kirby

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    Crocodiles & cobras for the Christmas holidays
    Rowena Loverance
    An orthodox Christian perspective on Christmas
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    Barbara Mitchels
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    Doing December Differently
    Judy Kirby
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    Joshua Whiting: citizen, countryman & Quaker
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