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History of Christmas

In ancient pagan times, the last day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere was celebrated as the night that the Great Mother […]

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On what date was Jesus born?

There are three basic references to the year and the month of the birth of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, the […]

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Father Christmas or Santa Claus

The figure of Father Christmas (Santa Claus) is based on the patron saint of children, Saint Nicholas (270-310AD), who became one of […]

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The magi and the Christmas gift givers

The Magi came and gave the baby Jesus gifts. How many Magi were there? Actually, the Bible does not say. It is […]

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The names of the Christmas elves

In the pagan times of Scandinavia, people believed that house gnomes guarded their homes against evil. Although these gnomes mostly were benevolent, […]

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The famous Christmas reindeer

At one stage it was thought that Father Christmas (Santa Claus) lives in the North Pole. In 1925 it was discovered that […]

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The first Christmas cards

Though wood engravers produced prints with religious themes in the European Middle Ages, the first commercial Christmas and New Year’s card was […]

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Mistletoe and Christmas holly

When Balder, the son of the Norse goddess Frigga, was killed by an arrow made of mistletoe by Loki, and evil spirit, […]

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The oldest Christmas carols

The Apostles sang songs of praise, many based on the Psalms. As founders of the churches, their enthusiasm inspired their new congregations […]

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Boxing Day

December 26 was traditionally known as St. Stephen’s Day, after the first Christian martyr. It is now more commonly known as Boxing […]

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