Almost everything we love and cherish about Christmas comes from a time before Christianity. So here's the real first Christmas question: Why all the fuss over December 25?
During the past few years, the so-called "War on Christmas" has been a staple of conservative broadcasters and the religious right. Mass market retailers are also part of the conspiracy to "ruin Christmas."
Like other evergreens, mistletoe --a parasitic plant that attaches to other trees-- remained green in winter, even as the trees in which it hung were "dead."