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  • C.S. Lewis on ‘Xmas and Christmas’

    12/07/2005 6:38:00 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 6 replies · 716+ views
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | 7 December 2005 | Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap.
    C.S. Lewis on ‘Xmas and Christmas’ Some lessons from the barbarian mists of Niatirb Fifty years ago C.S. Lewis published an ironic little essay called, “Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus.” In it, he reverses the letters of his home country, “Britain.” Then he writes about the strange winter customs of a barbarian nation called Niatirb. It’s worth reading, as we get deeper into Advent. I’ll share with you just one passage. “In the middle of winter when fogs and rains most abound, (the Niatirbians) have a great festival called Exmas, and for 50 days they prepare for...