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5 Things You May Not Know About Christmas Nativity Scenes

While they're not ubiquitous, nativity scenes are a common feature throughout Christian homes during the festive period. For many, they're a reminder that Christmas was originally intended...

Christmas Around the World – Germany

In Germany, Christmas celebrations are largely based around the period of Advent in December, and several types of Advent calendars are used in German homes....

The Meaning Behind the 12 Days of Christmas

Arguably the best known Christmas carol that nobody knows the words to, the 12 Days of Christmas has become so popular in recent years...

Christmas Around the World – Sweden

Christmas time in Sweden is celebrated a little differently to the rest of Europe. Instead of having the 25th of December or the Feast of...

KFC – A Very Japanese Christmas Tradition

As Christmas meals go in the Anglophone world, poultry is pretty standard. If there's no turkey on the table at dinner, it's almost guaranteed that...

Bob Dylan Reads “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”

His Jewish heritage might make it seem like he's not the most Christmassy of types, but singer-songwriter Bob Dylan still likes to embrace the holiday season...

Why Does Rudolph Have A Red Nose?

While Santa's sleigh has always been pulled by reindeer, it wasn't until 1939 that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer joined the team. But while Rudolph's bright red...

Christmas Around the World – Italy

Christmas in Italy is a largely Catholic celebration, with much made of the feast days in both the run up to Christmas and after...

Krampus – Central Europe’s Christmas Demon

Although bold children in some parts of the world are afraid of what Santa might bring, at least they don't have to deal with...

Christmas Around the World – Poland

As a predominantly Catholic country, Christmas is celebrated widely in Poland. Advent marks the beginning of the festive season, and people try to be peaceful and not have too much of things,...

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