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 – Great Britain

In Great Britain, Christmas is celebrated very similar to Ireland, with families usually getting together to watch each other open their presents. Most gather...

9 Fantastic Facts About Christmas Trees

Oh Christmas trees, oh Christmas trees. On the surface, it's a little difficult to see what the association is between the seasonal celebration and our favourite...

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...

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 – 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....

Christmas Around the World – Canada

Canada is a vast country with people of many different cultural backgrounds, and there are lots of different Christmas traditions there. Indeed, many of the traditions and...

The Amazing Science Behind the Wise Men’s Gifts

As told in the Bible, Jesus was visited by Magi (although not specifically three) in Bethlehem, who gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But...

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...

Feeling lucky? You must be eating your mince pies!

A bit like Marmite, mince pies are a subject of great debate for foodies all around the world; but whether you love or hate...

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