holidays http://kmuw.org en Past and Present: American Celebrations http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-american-celebrations <p></p><p></p><p>Traditionally, Christians marked December as the season of Advent, paralleling the role of Lent before Easter. Christmas celebrations were to <em>begin</em> at Christmas. That practice has been under siege for generations, with Christmas, it seems, now threatening to engulf Thanksgiving.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jay Price 27702 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: American Celebrations Past and Present: Holidays Gone Missing http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-holidays-gone-missing <p></p><p>During the past few years, the holiday shopping season has undergone a dramatic transformation. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 27047 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Holidays Gone Missing