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Eleventh Day of Christmas – Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, First American-Born Saint

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:00pm 1/4/2021 at 7:00pm
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We celebrate St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, America’s first saint, on January 4th, which is the eleventh day of Christmas.

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Tenth Day of Christmas: Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 1:30pm 1/3/2021 at 1:30pm
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On January 3rd, the tenth day of Christmas, is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.

This feast day went away after Vatican II. It came back in 2002 during the revision of the Roman Missal thanks to Pope John Paul II.

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Ninth Day of Christmas: St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 5:35pm 1/2/2021 at 5:35pm
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The ninth day of Christmas, which is January 2, belongs to two important 4th century Christians, who happened to be friends: St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen.

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Eighth Day of Christmas – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 1, 2021 at 4:00pm 1/1/2021 at 4:00pm
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January 1, the eighth day of Christmas, belongs to Mary.

No, not me. St. Mary the Virgin, mother of Jesus Christ, Queen of Heaven and Earth.

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Seventh Day of Christmas – New Year’s Eve and Feast of St. Sylvester

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 7:00pm 12/31/2020 at 7:00pm
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I am combining the sixth and seventh day of Christmas in this post. I am sorry I missed the 29th, but something came up and I got busy.

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Fifth Day of Christmas – Feast of St. Thomas Becket

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 6:06pm 12/29/2020 at 6:06pm
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Thomas Becket was a best friend to King Henry II. Rumor had it that Becket had a grander vision of life than Henry did, “a taste for magnificence.

But that all changed when Henry made Becket the Archbishop of Canterbury. It not only chilled their friendship but ended Becket’s life.

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Fourth Day of Christmas – Day of the Holy Innocents

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 28, 2020 at 6:00pm 12/28/2020 at 6:00pm
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According to Catholic resources, the fourth day of Christmas, December 28, is for commemorating and remembering the souls lost during the Massacre of Holy Innocents.

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Third Day of Christmas: St. John the Apostle, Disciple and Friend of Jesus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 4:00pm 12/27/2020 at 4:00pm
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On December 27 we recognize the feast of St. John the Apostle, a disciple and close friend of Jesus.

Like St. Stephen, whose feast day is the day after Christ’s birthday, there is a legit reason for St. John’s feast day so close to the 25th.

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Second Day of Christmas: St. Stephen’s Day, the First Christian Martyr

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 4:00pm 12/26/2020 at 4:00pm
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I hope everyone had a wonderful first day of Christmas.

On December 26, the second day of Christmas, we celebrate St. Stephen, who is the first Christian martyr and one of the first deacons of the Church.

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Nashville: RV Broadcast Warning Before Christmas Day Bomb Explosion

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 2:00pm 12/26/2020 at 2:00pm
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On Christmas morning, an RV broadcasting a bomb warning was discovered in downtown Nashville.  Police were on the scene responding to gunshot reports and quickly leapt into action, evacuating nearby buildings, and doubtlessly saving lives.

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Christmas Eve wildfire rages around San Diego area’s Camp Pendleton

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2020 at 2:30pm 12/25/2020 at 2:30pm
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A wildfire is raging on the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in northern San Diego County triggered evacuation orders early Christmas Eve.

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Do You Know the Original Lyrics of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2020 at 11:00am 12/25/2020 at 11:00am

Merry Christmas Legal Insurrection Readers!

During my childhood, my maternal grandmother heavily influenced my current love for American Musicals. When my family would visit my grandparents in central Maine, I would would watch her many VHS tapes of Shirley Temple, Rogers & Hammerstein, and Judy Garland musicals.

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U. Wisconsin-Oshkosh Student Pulled Over for Car Covered In Christmas Lights

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2020 at 10:30am 12/25/2020 at 10:30am

At least the police officer who pulled him over had a sense of humor about it.

NBC 26 reports:

Oshkosh college student gets pulled over for car covered in Christmas lights

As it turns out, you can get in trouble for spreading a little too much holiday cheer.

Tyler Kamholz, a college student at the...

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The First Day of Christmas: the Birth of Jesus Christ

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2020 at 9:30am 12/25/2020 at 9:30am
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People messing up the twelve days of Christmas has always annoyed me, even before I converted to Catholicism.

Christmas is not a day. It is a season that lasts twelve days. It begins on December 25 when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and ends twelve days later when the Magi...

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Merry Christmas! Enjoy the Best Christmas Flash Mob of All Time!

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2020 at 8:00am 12/25/2020 at 8:00am

Posting this video has become an annual tradition here at Legal Insurrection, but it holds special value this year.

The video features an event that took place in 2010, long before the pandemic which has closed businesses and shuttered people in their homes, apart from each other during the...

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VIDEO: Hillsdale College Choir Performs ‘O Holy Night’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 9:00pm 12/24/2020 at 9:00pm
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This is an old favorite which I’ve posted every Christmas for a few years now.

Watch below and you’ll find out why. Merry Christmas!

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Europe Braces for Grim Christmas as Germany, UK Tighten Coronavirus Lockdown

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 12:00pm 12/20/2020 at 12:00pm
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Europe is plunging into darkness ahead of this year’s Christmas season as Germany and the United Kingdom tighten their already harsh coronavirus lockdowns. 

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