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Mistletoe – famous for stolen holiday kisses – is a parasite...

David Hillock, Oklahoma State University A parasitic plant with potentially poisonous berries might not sound like something that would...

To tree, or not to tree? How Jewish-Christian families navigate the...

Samira Mehta, University of Colorado Boulder Traditionally, for Christian-Jewish families – or at least in writing about them –...

What’s the point of holiday gifts?

Dimitris Xygalatas, University of Connecticut Whether it’s the dread of a trip to an overcrowded shopping mall, the challenge...

The magnificent history of the maligned and misunderstood fruitcake

Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State University Nothing says Christmas quite like a fruitcake – or, at the very least, a...

How Christmas became an American holiday tradition, with a Santa Claus,...

Thomas Adam, University of Arkansas Each season, the celebration of Christmas has religious leaders and conservatives publicly complaining about...

Three things that could help save Christmas 2021 from shortages

Jas Kalra, Newcastle University and Jens Roehrich, University of Bath When problems with food...

How the crisis in container ships could ruin Christmas

Stavros Karamperidis, University of Plymouth Ningbo-Zhousan may not exactly be a household name, but...

How holiday cards help us cope with a not-so-merry year, according...

Matthew McMahan, Emerson College The first Christmas card was, perhaps predictably, one of good cheer. The concept is commonly credited to Sir Henry Cole, the...

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Mathematics, spaghetti alla carbonara and you

Jim Henle, Smith College I’ve come to believe that mathematics, as an investigative science, as a practical discipline and as a creative art, shares many...