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Video blog: A brief history – Christmas, cheer, and commercialisation

What’s the true meaning of this holiday, again?

Katie Varvos

LIGHTS ARE ON trees, temperatures have dropped, and the shops are trying to entice us with sparkly window displays – that could only mean one thing: it’s nearly Christmas… but what is the true meaning of the holiday, again?

Katie Varvos gives a brief history of the big day, and asks whether if it’s now an event cherished for monetary rather than spiritual reasons.

Uploaded Katie Varvos

Katie Varvos is a Canadian-born, Dublin-based vlogger who created the ‘The Unemployed Graduate’- a show about current news and issues. She is a recent graduate, with a BA in Journalism and MPhil in International Relations from Trinity.

Each week she discusses a range of topics, asks for your opinions and gives away some pretty awesome prizes. Check out The Unemployed Graduate’s YouTube channeland Facebook page.

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