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Merry Christmas

This is a nice piece on the American writer Washington Irving, and his appreciation of the traditional English celebration Christmas.

Why do these sketches of Christmas long past still speak so directly to us? Washington Irving himself gave the answer: "There is a tone of sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality, and lifts the spirit to a state of hallowed and elevated enjoyment."

Thanks to RealClearPolitics.

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