I was just listening to a collection of traditional Christmas Carols when I called to mind a conversation I had during a Christmas party held by the English Dept. when I was in college.
The English Dept. had the best Christmas parties, and I was drinking wine with one of the Professors. He said that Christmas was the province of the English Dept, because English majors loved tradition, history, language and humanity.
I suspect that sentiment would be considered risible today.