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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 – 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...

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...

Here’s why you should decorate early for Christmas

Most people have a set idea as to when they should decorate the house for Christmas. For some, this is as late as humanly possible...

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...

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...

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...

The Story of the Babushka

When people hear the word ‘Babushka’, they usually think of the small Russian dolls that open in the middle and contain smaller versions 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 – 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...

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