This article includes a description of the Christian festival of Christmastide and the customs, old and new, associated with the last day of the celebration: Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night marks the visit of the three kings—Caspar, Balthasar, and Melchior—to the newly born Christ.
Here are some helpful tips to help you survive Christmas, from buying gifts to cleaning up after all the fun is over.
The history and origins of Christmas are neither plain nor clear, but much can be found with patience. This article explores one researcher's conclusions.
Have you ever wondered why we kiss under the mistletoe? What does the plant symbolize, and is the custom Pagan, Christian or something else?
Do you know all of the reindeer names? How about the 10th reindeer name? Join me on this fun adventure to learn all the names and to get an inside peek at all the reindeers' personalities.
Do you find yourself feeling let down on or after Christmas day or during the holiday season in general? Christmas day disappointment is more common than you might realize. There are a number of possible factors that might contribute to this strange phenomenon.
When most of us think of classic Christmas tunes, songs like "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," and "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" come to mind. Have you ever wondered why we play these songs and so many more during the holiday season? How do Christmas songs come to be?
Decorate your Christmas tree with a family history theme. This theme is perfect for a genealogist or anyone wanting to honor their ancestors. Here are some tips for creating one with photos and other special decorations.
Christmas is the busiest time of year. Remember to take time out to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
Santa's "Elf on the Shelf" sidekick is back with funny Christmas gift ideas for kids of all ages. Here are 9 humorous holiday gag gift ideas for what to get kids, tweens, teens, and the young at heart.
Add a little fa-la-la-la to your holiday party with these Christmas songs—romantic, risqué, naughty, and just plain fun to sing along with. Mistletoe, Santa, and spiked eggnog not included.
Some of the meanings and traditions of Christmas, from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of the holiday.