Devil’s Knell

According to an old European custom, local deaths were announced by the ringing of church BELLS. In England this sound was known as a “death knell.”


For many people the Christmas blues lurk right below the festive reds and greens of the holiday season. According to one national poll, about twenty-five percent of all Americans confessed to feeling sad around Christmas time.

December 25

The earliest Christians did not celebrate Christmas. In fact, the first Christian calendar listing December 25 as the Feast of the Nativity was compiled in 336 A.D.