A Look at Christmas by the Numbers

Christmas is a math-centric holiday. From the solstice to the complexities of singing the Twelve Days of Christmas to Santa counting who's naughty and nice, this time of year is all about crunching the numbers.

Keith Devlin, a mathematician at Stanford University, speaks with Scott Simon.

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