Christmas

There is a lot more to Christmas than eating large holiday meals and getting presents. Find a unique way to celebrate the holiday this year.

  • Voices From the Past - The History and Origin of Christmas

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    There is a lot more to Christmas than eating large holiday meals and getting presents. The holiday is centered on the birth of Jesus Christ, who would go on to change the world forever. While Christmas is a celebration of Jesus' birth, it also includes some aspects of...

  • Christmas Legends

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Undoubtedly, Christmas is a special time for a lot of people. Some even consider Christmas to be magical and full of miracles. Since Christmas has been celebrated by so many people for such a long time, several stories about the magic of the holiday have come up over the years....

  • Exciting Christmas Facts

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Photo by lifan, sxc.hu As Christmas has been celebrated all over the world for hundreds of years, there are a lot of symbols and traditions regarding the holiday. What follows is a list of some interesting facts about Christmas that you may not have known before. What's in a...

  • Decorating Your Home with the Festive Spirit

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    One of the highlights of the Christmas season is decorating your home. Whether you like keeping it simple or going all out with your decorations, making your home more festive is a fun and creative way to bring out the full spirit of Christmas. Below you will find tips for...

  • Christmas Tree D├ęcor

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Your options for decorating your Christmas tree are almost endless. With the right amount of creativity, you can create a holiday masterpiece all your own.

  • Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Give your gifts a little flair with some helpful tips on Christmas gift wrapping using traditional and non-traditional techniques. Proper gift wrapping is an art. Good gift wrapping not only disguises the gift, but it is also decorative and draws attention to the gift.

  • Go Offbeat This Christmas

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Christmas is a time for celebrating. There are countless Christmas traditions that can be a part of your holiday, but you don't have to stick to the traditional. Incorporate new and creative ideas into your Christmas celebration. Giving Back Whether you spend your holiday at...

  • Fine Tune Your Mood With Christmas Songs

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Music is an integral part of Christmas. Many radio stations start playing Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving all the way through the end of the year. No matter where you go, you're bound to hear Christmas music playing. It could be Christmas carols or a host of other...

  • Great Holiday Movies

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Holidays, especially Christmas, can be stressful. Still, the heart of this holiday is spending time with the people you love and, oddly enough, relaxing. Gathering around a movie is a wonderful way to take a load off and be with people at the same time. Make it a holiday movie,...

  • Sweet Holiday Recipes

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Everyone gets their sweet tooth back at Christmas. With so many festive desserts and drinks, somebody is bound to like something. If you are having people over, or if someone is having you over, try one of these recipes out. You might just have a new tradition on your hands!...

  • Cooking a Christmas Dinner

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Cooking a Christmas dinner is a big job. There is a lot of food to make AND a lot of people's needs to consider. Plus, you want the event to be fun, even for you. Here are some things to keep in mind: Snacks Before the meal, you'll have people milling around, watching TV, or...

  • Celebrating a Safe Christmas

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Christmas is hectic. Your house is full of people, hot food, music, movies, and who knows what else. This kind of environment can lead to accidents. It's always important to stay safe, but it's paramount to be on your toes during the holidays, when there are so many opportunities...

  • Going Greener on Christmas

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Image by iprole, sxc.hu Helping out with the environment might seem like it flies in the face of a lot of what we get from the commercialized image of Christmas. It's true, things are increasingly more consumer driven in our society, but we can do our part to change that, at...

  • Santa Claus: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    The character that we know today as Santa Claus is as good a representation of the United States' "melting pot" of cultures as anything. He is a synthesis of a number of legends and traditions, whose origins lie in different parts of the world. Let's explore a brief history...

  • Christmas Symbols and Colors

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Image by Ale Paiva, sxc.hu Over the years, many objects have become symbols of Christmas. Though these items are now standard icons of the holiday, you might not know their histories or how they came to be symbols of Christmas. Below is an explanation of some common Christmas...

  • Hosting a Memorable Christmas Party

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    Christmas is a great opportunity to throw a party. After all, it's a season for celebrating friends and family. If you plan out your party ahead of time, you can be sure that your guests will enjoy themselves from the minute they arrive until the minute they depart. Giving your...

  • Celebrating an Economical Christmas

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on December 8, 2009

    For many of us, money is tight right now. Christmas time can cause undue stress on our hearts and our wallets if we are trying to keep up with the Joneses. You might surprise yourself with how much more you can enjoy a simpler version of Christmas this year. If you have decided...

  • DIY Holiday Decoration Ideas

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on December 21, 2012

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