Does William J H Peterson seriously think that the giving and receiving of gifts in the last week of December originated with the Victorians? (Last week’s Readers’ Views)
What about the gifts from the Magi?
I’m pleased you’re not going down that road.
Babylonian Pagans carried on the custom centuries before Christianity usurped the idea in the sixth century CE.
Is William J H Peterson suggesting that myself, my family and (most) of my friends, shouldn’t exchange gifts during the celebration of Saturnalia?
Ra (The Sun god 24 BCE) may rightly get offended and refuse to switch the lights back on come 21st December.
Christianity stole the Winter Solstice from the rest of us. We just want it back.