Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas from The Hill

"Away In A Manger", by Katherine Graham.

Happy Holidays. Joyous Kwanzaa. Festive Festivus. We'll claim "Christmas" for today, as December 25 has become traditionally accepted as the birth of Jesus, although the Orthodox churches mark the date as January 6. Nobody exactly knows for sure when the event happened, but most scholars are pretty sure it didn't happen in December.

The excellent Religious has a brief essay on how we got to December 25 for those who are interested.

James Brown passed away this morning. Sorry, I can't write that one today.