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They celebrated with a week of lawlessness from December 17-25 every year. During this week, the courts would be closed, and they would select someone from each town to represent the \"Lord of Misrule.\" They would sacrifice them, in belief that they were destroying the forces of evil by killing these innocent men and women. This celebration was called Saturnalia. Not only would they sacrifice a human being, but they would also get intoxicated, go door to door naked singing songs (my guess is that&#39;s where caroling started), rape others, and eat human shaped biscuits. In 4th century CE, Christian leaders wanted to take the Saturnalia celebration and the people who celebrated it (the pagans) and convert it into a Christian holiday. Well, as there was nothing Christian about Saturnalia, they tried to refine the practices. 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