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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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