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Historian examines how the holiday exists at the intersection of the sacred, secular and profane

Historian examines how the holiday exists at the intersection of the sacred, secular and profane

PHOTO SLIDESHOW Is Christmas sacred or secular? Pagan or Christian? Private or public? A commercial event or a season of hope and possibility? Every winter, Americans debate the questions that surround their most celebrated and controversial holiday. And every year, senior lecturer of history Penne L. Restad, finds herself fielding media requests to settle the…   » Continue Reading

Experts Available to Discuss Holiday Topics

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss issues ranging from beating the holiday blues to timeless holiday traditions to children's fantasies of Santa Claus. E-mail is the preferred method of contact for these experts. Intrinsically Texas Holiday Customs Hans Boas Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Studies 512-232-6358 hcb@mail.utexas.edu Boas' research…   » Continue Reading