Category Archives: Winter

25 Days of Christmas: Day 22 ~ Christmas Around the World, Part II

England In England, the Christmas tree has been widespread since Prince Albert introduced the custom in 1841. Caroling and bell ringing are very popular as well, and the land that gave us the Christmas card is still sending them by … Continue reading

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25 Days of Christmas: Day 16 ~ Christmas on the Silver Screen

When you think of Christmas, you may think of the joy that’s brought each season by television, music, and the movies. The Grinch, George Bailey, Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, and a host of other figures who came to prominence after … Continue reading

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25 Days of Christmas: Day 15 ~ Christmas Poems

From William Shakespeare to Robert Frost, some of the most notable poets in history have written about Christmas. The Holly and the Ivy (In English lore, holly and ivy were often personified as male and female, which made them popular … Continue reading

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25 Days of Christmas: Day 14 ~ “Yes, Virginia…”

…There Is a Santa Claus Editor Francis P. Church’s letter to Virginia O’Hanlon is one of the most touching written demonstrations of the importance in believing in what cannot be seen, touched, or proven. The letter originally appeared in the … Continue reading

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25 Days of Christmas: Day 3 ~ Setting a Date

Setting A Date Scholars don’t just disagree on the year of Jesus’ birth, they also disagree on the time of the year in when he was born. While there is one record of Christmas being celebrated in Antioch (Turkey) on … Continue reading

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