CHARTING CHRISTMAS: Duration 41 minutes
This documentary looks at the history of Christmas. We provide
answers to questions like "how did the good Bishop Saint Nicholas
become Santa Claus?", "why do we have Christmas trees, the Nativity
plays and Christmas Carols?" and "why do we celebrate Christmas
on the 25th of December?".
We chart back through time looking at many of the origins of Christmas
traditions and legends, from Charles Dickens to Saint Boniface and
Saint Francis of Assisi. We look at the historical biblical accounts
of the birth of Christ and the prophecies concerning the coming of the
We interview historians and biblical scholars who bring the history of
Christmas to light. This documentary brings us great historical scenery
from Israel and United Kingdom. Join us as we chart our way through
the history of Christmas.
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