A Christmas Feud

Nicholas C. Rossis

Christmas is a time when friends and relatives gather around the table to celebrate love, joy, and all things good.

I know that this is the time of the year for inspirational stories, and I promise you’ll have one of those for Christmas. Unfortunately, it is also a time when the weight of preparations can turn a celebration into a demanding chore. No wonder that arguments often break out between family. And while I love a Hallmark Christmas story, this is not it. On the other hand, if you find yourself trying to enjoy a fractious Christmas dinner, you may console yourself that, no matter how bad things are, they’re still infinitely better than the ill-fated 6th-century Christmas banquet that ended in murder, pillage, and a feud between two well-connected families from the city of Tours, France.

A Christmas Celebration to Remember

As The Historian’s Hut reports, the Christmas dinner…

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