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The Catalan solution to the War on Christmas

The scholarly world of socio-historical theory can seem baffling to people who are not socio-historical theoreticians. Here’s a choice example.

Certain American socio-historical theoreticians, who may be associated with the much-discussed Theory of Intelligent Design, have come up with a theory they call "The War on Christmas." One has even written a book. They need only look eastward to find for a solution to their problem.

Catalonia has long had its own Christmas bombardment tradition. Called "Caganer," it consists of displaying little statues of men taking a poop. In Barcelona, this is a deeper, more beloved part of Christmas than the relatively constipated tradition known as "Santa Claus."

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