The wise men’s gift
The traditional Christian feast of the Epiphany offers an abundance of life lessons for those willing to reflect on its meaning.
7 reasons why “Merry Christmas” will always beat “Season’s Greetings”
Don’t let Grinches steal your Christmas by substituting meaningless slogans.
Just don’t smash it, Dave
The British PM defends Christianity but it's deeds that matter in the end, not words.
Perpetual adolescence goes on display in San Francisco
| 16 December 2011 |
In America's capital of the weird breaking the world record for naked Santas is no big deal. But it says a lot about the death of childhood.
After 16 centuries, still in good nick
As we approach Christmas, it's time to look at the history behind the legend.
The Russian-American writer Ayn Rand sang the praises of egoism and spurned altruism as a philosophy for weaklings. How happy was she?
What the Dickens are population controllers up to?
The flint-hearted, prune-faced, carbon-obsessed bean-counters who want fewer people, especially fewer poor people, should reread A Christmas Carol.
Merry Christmas, sweetheart!
A special Christmas gift for the guy (or girl) who has everything: a divorce voucher.
A donkey ride to Bethlehem
The ass may be a lowly and laughable beast, but he has had his moments of glory.
Guess who invented ‘holiday trees’
Today’s secularist zealots should be unhappy to learn exactly whose company they are travelling in.
Yes, Virginia, it’s a Christmas tree
If officially Communist Beijing celebrates Christmas with gusto, why do Westerners fret about offending non-Christians with trees, carols and decorations?
A Christmas Carol
Jim Carrey is brilliant in this retelling of the classic Christmas story -- this time with stunning computer-generated effects.
Science confirms that happiness is catching; you never know whom your joy will reach.
The spirit of Christmas present
Ebenezer Scrooge can teach us that our best behaviour isn't only for special occasions.
The sublime message of Christmas
The central idea of Christmas -- that God became man -- has had an enormous impact upon Western art.
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