Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Day

It can be tough to find the perfect Christmas gift, but a couple of simple pieces of advice can make it easier for you. You can also read about the origins of the tradition of gift giving.
To some people, putting Christmas lights around the house has almost become a lifestyle, but one does not need to put too much – a few will actually do. Learn how to light up your house while reading about the history of holiday lights.
Are you hosting a Christmas party? Whether you’re celebrating for children or for grown ups, allow us to give you worthwhile ideas for great Christmas parties. Choose the theme that will make your party truly memorable.
We bring you the recipes for a wide variety of delicious Christmas dishes from cakes to soups, roasts and desserts. You can also read about what other countries enjoy during Christmas. You will definitely find a lot of inspiration to cook and bake during the Holiday season.

Santa Claus
All children know the kind, old Santa Claus. However, from a historical perspective, he actually isn’t that old and he has also been known as a rather fiery gentleman. Learn more about Santa Claus in this section.

Christmas stories gather the whole family. We bring a great variety of easy to print holiday stories for the whole family. Read, for example, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” or “The Night before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore.
Get a clearly laid-out overview of the most important traditions of Xmas from the Christmas tree to the mistletoe and Christmas gifts. Where does Santa Claus really come from and what does the Gospel of Luke tell us about the birth of Jesus?
Few things create a better atmosphere than a Christmas tree, and there are actually quite a few different trees to choose from. People don’t use the same kind of Christmas tree in the USA and Europe. Read more about the history of the Christmas tree here.

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