(RNS) — You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen.
You know Martin Luther invented the Christmas tree, and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert popularized it.
You know the Christmas holiday has strayed from its religious roots and observances.
But, author Judith Flanders says, “Anything you think you know about Christmas is wrong.
“No, Prince Albert didn’t bring the Christmas tree to England. No, the Dutch did not invent Santa Claus. No, Santa Claus’ red suit did not come from Coca-Cola. You could