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The First Christmas

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Let's face it, 2000 years ago there was no such thing as Black Friday, inflatable lawn snow globes or even a Santa Claus. Whatever Christmas traditions - good or bad - have developed, the celebration is very different from its origins. Monday, Doug talks to the scholar John Dominic Crossan about what happened on The First Christmas and about what the stories of Jesus Christ's birth actually mean. (Rebroadcast)