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Why Is Holly Associated With Christmas?

After mistletoe, holly is probably the most festive flower there is. Its evergreen nature means its leaves are more thick-skinned than most other flowers and shrubs, giving it...

Today Might Be The Greatest Made Up Holiday Ever…

At Christmas FM, we know that December can be a month of indulgence. Whether you choose to gorge on Christmas dinner, meet people for drinks a bit...

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 – 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...

Christmas Around the World Australia

While Christmas in most parts of the Anglophone world is a winter festivity, with origins in celebrating the coming of spring, the holiday is...

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,...

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...

How St. Nicholas Became Santa Clause

December 6th marks St. Nicholas' Day – the feast of the saint who we all know and love as Santa Clause. St. Nicholas' Day...

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...

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...
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