In this podcast, Kyle Smith takes a deep dive into the cultural history of Christmas

December 19, 2023 by Siri Hansen

Try as you might, you won't find Santa Claus in the Bible. Or Christmas trees, or camel-riding Magi, or even December 25th! In the first centuries of Christianity, Christmas wasn't really a "thing." The birth of Jesus was far less important than his death and resurrection. So how did Christmas evolve from an afterthought into the biggest holiday on the planet?

DSR faculty member Kyle Smith joins The Biblical Time Machine podcast with answers to many of the questions surrounding the cultural and historical context of the celebration of Christmas.

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