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Religion’s Timothy Beal discusses Christmas falling on a Sunday this year

O come all ye faithful, except when Christmas falls on a Sunday
The New York TimesTimothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, discussed the timing of Christmas falling on Sunday, and what that does to the religious aspect of the holiday. “Christmas morning and Sunday morning are sort of in tension with each other,” he said. “Most people who are churchgoers think of Christmas morning not as a religious time but as a family time: stockings and brunches and staying in your pajamas until midday or later.”