Episode 106 - The Trouble with Christmas
December 19, 2011
An informative and humorous look at some people’s favorite holiday by Center Stage co-host Tom Flynn, whose 1993 book The Trouble with Christmas continues to serve as a blueprint for those secular humanists who reject the holiday outright. Where do mainstream society’s most cherished holiday traditions come from – and is it too late to send them back? Flynn probes the roots of holiday traditions, how Christmas came back from the dead less than two centuries ago, why alternative holidays like the Winter Solstice and HumanLight don’t make sense, and more.
This presentation was given at the Center for Inquiry – Transnational in Amherst, New York, on December 17, 2010.