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.
Australian Christmas songs are often playful, reflecting the humor of the land down under. Enjoy listening to the samples featured here. I've also provided the meanings behind some common Aussie slang terms to help you interpret the lyrics.
Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season. Here is a simple plan to build your own manger to display in your yard. It fold down and stores flat.
Looking for something unique to say instead of "Merry Christmas?" Let us count the ways! This article lists more than 150 funny, sweet, clever, and sarcastic alternatives to this classic but overused holiday greeting.
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.
Collecting Harold Gale Santas is a way to get into the Christmas Spirit. The 15-inch Santa Claus made in 1957 was the first item Harold Gale ever aimed at Christmas shoppers.
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?
Some of the meanings and traditions of Christmas, from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of the holiday.
Don't toss those Christmas cards right after the holiday. There are dozens of ways to repurpose them. Save money and cut down on waste by using those cards again.
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.