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    The Birth of Christmas: How Ancient Cultures Shaped Our Holiday

    The Birth of Christmas: How Ancient Cultures Shaped Our Holiday

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    Are you reenacting ancient rituals each year? History says yes! At Christmas time, why do we decorate a tree? Why do we eat certain foods? Is this Pagan? How far back does this all go?

    As you celebrate Christmas, explore with Scottish historian, author, and documentary filmmaker Ashley Cowie the truly ancient origins of Christmas, food rituals, and religious traditions, as he explains why the beliefs of ancient cultures determine much of what we celebrate and eat today.

    Always compelling, and sometimes controversial, history reveals that Christmas has deep roots in the ancient world. Tune in to Ancient Origins Premium for this In-Depth Interview with Ashley Cowie.

    Seeking Answers? Want to know about the hidden – and sometimes obvious— Pagan/Christmas connections? Submit your questions for our interviewer to put forward to Ashley!

    As a Gold Member you get the opportunity to submit your questions or points in advance. In-depth Interviews will be pre-recorded, and then are available to watch at a time that’s easy and convenient to you!