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  • This article discusses a Nordic tradition that takes place on Christmas. It used to be said that, on Christmas, the souls of the dead would ride from house to house - they were the Asgard March.

    Asgard March: A Nordic Christmas Story

    Asgard March: A Nordic Christmas Story

    by R MacKempian0

  • Picture directions for kids to make snowman soup with lots of gift ideas. Easy, fast, and fun.

    Kids' Recipe: Snowman Soup

    Kids' Recipe: Snowman Soup

    by Virginia Kearney7

  • In Australia the Christmas holidays stretch over the longest days of our long summers.

    Christmas in Australia

    Christmas in Australia

    by Susanna Duffy114

  • Here are 15 Factoids on Christmas Tree Trivia. The Christmas Tree has been a staple of the holiday tradition, but how many of us really know the truth behind that wonderful evergreen?

    15 "O' Christmas Tree" Trivia Facts

    15 "O' Christmas Tree" Trivia Facts

    by Jimm Fowler0

  • Do you have a long gift list? A gift from your kitchen might be the answer. But what if you're also short of "talent in the kitchen"? No need to be a Master Chef to make these treats.

    Handmade Food Gifts

    Handmade Food Gifts

    by Linda Lum12

  • While shopping this holiday season, make sure to stop by your local dollar store for the perfect Christmas stocking stuffers. Not only will you like the variety of options, you will love the price!

    The Dollar Store Is THE Store for Stocking Stuffers!

    The Dollar Store Is THE Store for Stocking Stuffers!

    by Jeannie InABottle21

  • It may seem strange for criminals to have a patron saint as people who engage in crime are sinners. However, Christianity is about redemption and, as the patron saint of thieves, St. Nicholas works and tries to turn thieves in his care away from a life of crime. In this story he succeeds in turning two young thieves around.

    St. Nicholas Turns Two Thieves Away From a Life of Crime

    St. Nicholas Turns Two Thieves Away From a Life of Crime

    by Chuck Nugent15

  • I love the look of delicate crochet snowflake designs for enhancing my holiday decor. An important part of that is properly blocking your designs. This page will show you how.

    How to Block Crochet Snowflakes

    How to Block Crochet Snowflakes

    by Mona113

  • It's so simple and inexpensive to make outdoor decorations from bits of shrubs and berries you have right on your property.

    DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

    DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

    by Ellen Gregory2

  • Some of my favourite Christmas ornaments are associated with the Charlie Brown Characters. Charlie Brown Christmas remains a mainstay of Seasonal TV programming

    Cool Charlie Brown Christmas Ornaments

    Cool Charlie Brown Christmas Ornaments

    by Christine and Peter Broster2

  • Make an evergreen Christmas wreath using inexpensive supplies and this step-by-step guide. Your guests will be welcomed to your festive home and greeted by the fresh aroma of a lovely wreath!

    How to Make an Evergreen Christmas Wreath

    How to Make an Evergreen Christmas Wreath

    by Dolores Monet0

  • Christmas is around the corner, and this year I have vowed to focus more on being kind to others. These are ideas that are cheap or free that will hopefully lift peoples' spirits!

    Cheap and Easy Ways to Be Kind This Christmas

    Cheap and Easy Ways to Be Kind This Christmas

    by Sarah Spradlin4

  • We often end up with a ton of garbage after the Christmas holidays. It's time for us to help out in reducing and recycling waste. Here are 10 eco-friendly tips for the holidays you can easily do.

    10 Eco-friendly Tips for the Holidays

    10 Eco-friendly Tips for the Holidays

    by Chin chin0

  • Midnight Mass is a Holy Obligation Mass that likely requires some prior planning. Here, I'll talk about what new Catholics need to consider in advance of attending Midnight Mass.

    How to Plan Ahead for Midnight Mass

    How to Plan Ahead for Midnight Mass

    by Ice cold princess0

  • Did you know that Christmas was banned for about 400 years? Christmas in Scotland is truly magical, these days! Let me tell you about the beautiful winters and flaming puddings.

    My Experience With Christmas in Scotland

    My Experience With Christmas in Scotland

    by Silver Fish8

  • While Christmas is the season for giving, did you know that you can help a child in need any time of the year? Sending a shoebox full of necessities is an easy, direct way to make a huge impact.

    How to Help a Child at Christmas? Stuff a Shoebox!

    How to Help a Child at Christmas? Stuff a Shoebox!

    by Kathleen Cochran18

  • 'Tis the season, for Christmas word games! Here is our list of over 100 words about everything from the birth of our Lord Jesus, to Santa and snow days!

    111 Merry Christmas Words for Word Games

    111 Merry Christmas Words for Word Games

    by Tatiana0

  • Family traditions are important for children. I have several favorite traditions that have great meaning for me, and I passed them on to my children. Cutting our own Christmas tree is just one.

    Christmas Traditions: Cutting Our Own Tree

    Christmas Traditions: Cutting Our Own Tree

    by Denise McGill5

  • Need a fun theme for an office Christmas party? Try an ugly-Christmas-sweater-themed event. This article will give you ideas on how to make an ugly Christmas sweater without breaking the bank.

    Making Ugly Christmas Sweaters

    Making Ugly Christmas Sweaters

    by Julie Grimes12

  • Do you have piles of wine corks that savor memories of good cheer from the Christmas fun and you can't part with them. Then this project is for you. Make some Christmas reindeer out of your wine corks and put them out for the holidays to keep your memories fresh.

    How to Make a Cork Craft Reindeer

    How to Make a Cork Craft Reindeer

    by Susan Britton17

  • Lately, I have visited one local hospital here where my father was admitted (thankfully, he is doing okay now) What I have noticed was their decorations which are all recycled items from the used hospital stuffs like bottles, caps, plastics wrappers...

    Christmas Decoration Ideas From Used Hospital Items

    Christmas Decoration Ideas From Used Hospital Items

    by Hearty Cindy Penaranda10

  • This ultimate holiday country music playlist includes 40 of the best festive songs that the genre has to offer. Celebrate the season with your favorite country legends and current stars!

    The Ultimate Holiday Country Music Playlist

    The Ultimate Holiday Country Music Playlist

    by Isabella King0

  • If you're tired of people tearing into presents, here are some methods to slow them down. People will have time to appreciate each gift, and pictures can be taken at a more casual pace. Most of all, children will learn to enjoy each gift more. Making the gift mystery last until they are opened is also included. The kids won't know which gifts to squeeze and shake. And the little ones can participate more.

    How to Get Kids to Open Presents Slowly

    How to Get Kids to Open Presents Slowly

    by Karla Iverson2

  • I especially like to see how creative others have gotten with the design of an ASCII art Christmas tree. It can be kept simple or be quite complicated. I've yet to see one I don't like.

    Christmas Trees in ASCII Text Art

    Christmas Trees in ASCII Text Art

    by Laura Brown1

  • It was late on a cold, snowy night in February. I was on my way home through the slushy country roads of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when much to my childish delight, I noticed a tree along the way that had been decorated for Christmas, wrapped in...

    The Snow Tree: A Photo Gallery

    The Snow Tree: A Photo Gallery

    by Brian Gray14

  • Different versions of Santa Claus and his companions including the real St Nicholas, Sinterklaas and Black Peter, Pelznickel, the Krampus, Ded Moroz and Old Father Christmas

    7 Versions of Santa Claus: Saintly and Dark

    7 Versions of Santa Claus: Saintly and Dark

    by Marianne Sherret0

  • For many people, tinsel and garland have now become synonymous with one another, with some now calling the combination garland tinsel or tinsel garland. In the past though, tinsel was though of as the long, thin, stringy silver that you hung on the...

    Tinsel and Garland Decorating Ideas

    Tinsel and Garland Decorating Ideas

    by MakinBacon1

  • You can have an attractive present without splurging big bucks on elaborate bows, decorated wrapping paper, and rolls of ribbon. Check out the ideas and tips for frugal gift wrapping.

    Frugal Gift Wrapping Tips

    Frugal Gift Wrapping Tips

    by Virginia Allain2

  • This article reflects on our experience with a great, made-in-the-U.S., outdoor nativity scene that we absolutely loved.

    Outdoor Nativity Set Made in the USA

    Outdoor Nativity Set Made in the USA

    by Nancy Tate Hellams100

  • Christmas is big business in America. If you walk through Wal-Mart or Target in August, you'll feel like you need to put on a sweater and sip some hot chocolate. Santa faces are leering at you from the shelves, along with boxes and bows and reindeer...

    How to Have a Non-Consumerist Christmas

    How to Have a Non-Consumerist Christmas

    by juliaeverheart1

  • Christmas comes with joy already built in. No personal spending is required to embrace the Christmas spirit and spread cheer. Here are six activities to enhance Christmas joy with no extra money.

    Six Christmas Activities With No Extra Spending

    Six Christmas Activities With No Extra Spending

    by Dora Weithers38

  • These ideas on how to keep Christ in Christmas explain the meaning of the Christmas symbols: Christmas colors, Christmas wreath and the Candy Cane. They give meaning to Christ centered activities.

    Ten Ideas on How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    Ten Ideas on How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    by Dora Weithers59

  • Not sure what to get someone for Christmas? How about some snowman poop! Really, it's marshmallows, hot chocolate, and a cute poem; perfect for just about everyone!

    Snowman Soup Recipe and Poems

    Snowman Soup Recipe and Poems

    by lisa422

  • Every year we get exposed to a few new Christmas songs. Most pass by without fanfare, while every now and then, one catchy tune succeeds. Following are ten tunes that ought to receive more airplay.

    10 Overlooked Christmas Songs

    10 Overlooked Christmas Songs

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • How did this popular decoration become associated with Christmas? Why do we kiss underneath it?

    What Is Mistletoe?

    What Is Mistletoe?

    by Caren White4

  • For the first time ever, Descanso Gardens hosts an interactive holiday season light show, Enchanted: Forest of Light. Guests stroll along a one mile path to 8 different interactive colorful displays.

    Best Holiday Light Show in Los Angeles

    Best Holiday Light Show in Los Angeles

    by Jill Weinlein0

  • Despite bringing those we love together, Christmas can be a very hectic time of year. Here are a few tips to help it go a little more smoothly.

    How to Prepare for Christmas

    How to Prepare for Christmas

    by Stephanie Elford0

  • Flocked Christmas trees look great during the holiday season. Here is what to expect if you choose to have a flocked Christmas tree this year.

    A Guide to Flocked Christmas Trees

    A Guide to Flocked Christmas Trees

    by vanchen1

  • Need ideas for your family Christmas gatherings? Here are eight great Christmas games that families will surely enjoy.

    Christmas Games for Your Family

    Christmas Games for Your Family

    by dayzeebee74

  • Don't let fear of the candy thermometer keep you from making candy. Here are some easy recipes for an office party, potluck, or as a last-minute gift. All you need is a microwave or saucepan.

    Easy, No-Cook Christmas Candies

    Easy, No-Cook Christmas Candies

    by Linda Lum18

  • Many people have been asking if Christmas trees go on sale on Black Friday. Certainly on the approach to Christmas itself, festive trees, both artificial and real, are on sale, but whether or not any bargains are to be had is up to the individual retailer.

    Do Christmas Trees Go On Sale Black Friday?

    Do Christmas Trees Go On Sale Black Friday?

    by Christmas Shopper0

  • It's easy to make beautiful and festive Christmas tree decorations with oven-bake clay and some basic household tools! These ornaments are quick to make and a fun holiday project to do with kids!

    DIY Christmas Craft: Easy Oven-Bake-Clay Ornaments

    DIY Christmas Craft: Easy Oven-Bake-Clay Ornaments

    by Donna Herron20

  • Making angel ornaments for the Holidays is a great way to connect with your family. Using recycled materials like an empty diet coke can make them more fun and affordable. You will love it!

    Recycled Handmade Angel Christmas Ornament

    Recycled Handmade Angel Christmas Ornament

    by Mary Gaines6

  • Learn to make an original version of the tea bag fold Christmas tree for handmade holiday cards. A set of simple 4 x 5 inch greeting cards could be used to mount your tree creations on.

    Tea Bag Folding Christmas Tree Pattern

    Tea Bag Folding Christmas Tree Pattern

    by Sherry Venegas8

  • These songs will put you in the Christmas spirit, but also make you think about what the season really means.

    8 Meaningful Christmas Songs

    8 Meaningful Christmas Songs

    by GreenEyes16070

  • There is nothing worse than getting a generic Christmas gift from someone you love that is the exact opposite of what you like. Here are some tips on how to give a gift even a coworker would love.

    Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Show You Care

    Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Show You Care

    by bje1173

  • The National Christmas Tree at the White House in Washington, D.C., has been a holiday tradition since 1923. Learn about its history, decorations and where you can see the National Christmas Tree!

    The National Christmas Tree at the White House

    The National Christmas Tree at the White House

    by Stephanie Hicks23

  • Do you need a little Christmas pick-me-up? This beautiful collection of quotes from authors both famous and not-so-famous will warm your heart and fill it with Christmas cheer!

    Meaningful Christmas Quotes With a Message

    Meaningful Christmas Quotes With a Message

    by gfarmer4

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