You love your Christmas ornaments. You unpack them with care, and it's a magical holiday family tradition to decorate your tree with them. Inherited ornaments and ones from your childhood days brin
Christmas wreaths have been used symbolically for centuries, with the circular shape signifying eternal life, since the wreath has no beginning and no end. The ancient Romans are credited with hang
In Christian belief, the star of Bethlehem, also known as the Christmas star and the first star, appeared in the sky to reveal the birth of Jesus Christ to the three wise men. The star was recorded
Sending Christmas cards is a gift in itself; it shows every person on your recipient list that you care about them, wish them holiday greetings and have taken the time to reach out to them with a t
Scores of parents view the school holiday break with trepidation over how to keep the kids busy. Many parents also look forward to traditions and family activities. With the right activities and pl
Christian Rebollo loves Christmas. The Las Vegas resident displays six full-size trees at his home each year.
"'Why so many?' is the most common question I hear when people come see the display of
Buy. Buy. Buy. More. More. More. This seems to be the mantra of the holiday season, especially when it comes to shopping and gifts. Everyone says that the reason for the season has become too comme
Santa may rely on Rudolph to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve, but its best to let your own good judgment be your guide through this year's holiday season.
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Now married with children, Whitney Cornish remembers one childhood Christmas when visions of sugarplums were fogged by the worry over the family pet, a Yorkshire terrier named Wheaties. When the di
Treasured as a Christian symbol in homes the world over, the Nativity scene (when written with a capital N, it denotes the birth of Jesus) is often among the most cherished pieces in a family's Chr
Boxing Day has various historical connotations, none of which involves pugilism. This traditional holiday is celebrated Dec. 26 in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, parts of China and other co
Fred and Rita Greenwald grew up in German families who celebrated Christmas by visiting extended family and enjoying delicious holiday foods in their Wisconsin hometown. After Fred and Rita married
A traditional Italian Christmas is about lavish food. Fish, meats, potatoes, salad... "It's all on the table," says Angela Fileccia Lichtenberger. "If we sit down to eat at 1 or 1:30 on Christmas D
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