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Pagans, like fundamentalist Christians, seem to have a vested interest in playing up the heathen heritage of Halloween. But should we believe all the claims about Halloween? Let's look at some of the most popular "histories" of Halloween customs.

Pagan traditions adopted by Christianity. Everything old is new again. Keeping control of pagans and converting them to Christianity meant applying and changing their ingrained customs, wedding them to Christian beliefs.

Pagan traditions adopted by Christianity. Everything old is new again. Keeping control of pagans and converting them to Christianity meant applying and changing their ingrained customs, wedding them to Christian beliefs.

The Joy of Celebrating a Godless Christmas

For Christians, Dec. 25 is more than just another religious holiday: It commemorates the birth of their savior, Jesus. But Christmas isn’t just for Christians. Torie Bosch explains how Christmas has always been a strictly secular affair for her family—and why you shouldn’t need a religious reason to celebrate the season.

Halloween TV Programming for 2013 As the Halloween 2013 season fast approaches, there will once again be plenty of Halloween TV programming to enjoy, from terrifying frights to more family-friendly fare. Here is some of the notable Halloween TV programming airing in 2013. All times are ET; check back for updates and additions.