Christmas

The History

Multiple websites describe Christmas, its origins, its traditions and customs. The History website best describes it in its first paragraph:

"Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanginging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. December 25-Christmas Day-has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870."

of Christmas

Reading about traditional and developing customs is quite exciting. However, hearing of the experiences of others in times gone by can be envigorating for it is here that history, its stories, and people come to life.

We hope you enjoy these real life stories that follow!

 

 

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