My teenage daughter came home from school yesterday, her head filled with all this nonsense about Christians taking over pagan festivals and replacing them with Christian feasts, like the very date of Christmas itself being a way to supress celebrations of Saturnalia/Yule/Winter Solstice, and so on. I'm sure you have all heard these kind of claims. I am utterly grieved that my daughter, who was raised a Catholic but, sadly, no longer practises the faith, is prepared to give credence to this sort of mumbo jumbo. I am asking for help: could anyone here point me in the direction of a pithy article which refutes this belief? I also once saw an amazing video which tracked the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem to exactly ... 25 December. Does anyone know how to find it? I would sincerely appreciate help with this. It is just distressing to be battling with this a few days before we celebrate the birth of Our Lord. Thanks. Also, Padraig, if you read this, thank you from the bottom of my heart for providing this Forum. God bless everyone here and Merry Christmas!