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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...

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 – USA

As Christmas celebrations go, the United States of America has a huge range of different traditions and customs because of its multicultural nature. Many are similar...

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...

The Big Christmas FM Ireland Survey 2016

The results of the Annual Christmas FM Ireland survey (2016) are in! We're still a generous lot! It’s revealed that we are a generous nation with...

You Won’t Believe What These U.S. Troopers Did To Save Christmas

We're well used to it as an annual threat, but it's been confirmed that the Grinch won't be stealing Christmas this year after 12 state troopers in the...

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 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...

The Caganer – Catalonia’s Naughty Nativity Figure

As seen in the our 'Christmas Around the World' series, the world is full of varying Christmas traditions. While traditions are often carried from place to place as generations...

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...

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