Christian Christmas v. Regular Christmas?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 22 05:15:35 UTC 2007

At 8:28 PM -0500 12/21/07, David Donnell wrote:
>Twice today I found myself surprised by the phrase "Christian Christmas".
>First, in some article about "Christian Christmas" being celebrated in Iran.
>Second, my wife (a South African who grew up celebrating Xmas,
>nominally Christian) informed me that some friends of ours were
>"driving home to South Carolina for a Christian Christmas".
>Stop me before I go on... Should I be so surprised by "Christian Christmas"?
Less surprised than by the Jewish ones.


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