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History Of Sending And Receiving Christmas cards

The Hallmark card people estimate that each year we buy and make billions of Christmas cards -- finding just the right saying with the...

The History Of Hanukkah

Hanukkah is an eight-day celebration marking the Jewish victory over Syrian invaders in the second century B.C. After the battle, the victorious Jews entered the...

The Yule Log Is A Reminder Of An Old Custom

As far back as the 12th century, many Europeans would mark the holidays with the lighting of the Yule log. They'd chop down an enormous...

The Many Foods Of Christmas

No doubt you and your family have a favorite holiday meal, drink or treat you enjoy every year. For some folks, it's the Christmas goose,...

Why We Exchange Presents At Christmas

The first gifts given at Christmas were those offered to Christ by the Wise Men. They traveled a great distance to bring the baby Jesus...

Selecting The Best Christmas Tree

It's an outing for the whole family. Mom, dad and the kids all jump into the minivan, drive to a nearby lot, fork over...

Christmas Was Different In Early America

Surprisingly little is known about how early Americans celebrated Christmas. That's because historians of the day spent their time chronicling politics and wars, not holidays. But...

The Tradition Of The Christmas Tree

Most historians believe the first decorated Christmas trees in the United States appeared in the mid 19th century. But the tree as a symbol...

Before Christmas, There Is Advent

Everyone prepares for Christmas in different ways. Families do their shopping, and their decorating, and their visiting according to their own special customs and traditions. Christians...

Tips For Keeping The Holidays Happy And Safe

There's no question the holiday season is a busy time of year. And it's easy to get overwhelmed if you don't plan ahead. Financial experts suggest...

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