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Dr. Jeanette welcomes Tom Jerman, author of Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Midwinter Gift-Bringers, to explore how we celebrate the holiday season. The holidays are just that, a day, but we can celebrate the season of light, hope, harvest, and darkness just as our ancestors did if we can see what the real purpose was to celebrate without all the marketing. Throughout history, we see times of great despair, challenges, and hardship that still hold the essence of what the winter season brings to the human soul. After such difficulties of life, people would start…

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