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Christmas Crackers: How They Came About
Christmas Crackers: How They Came About
Pull, pull - and bang! What will be in your Christmas cracker this year? We discuss the origins of the Christmas cracker....
How the Christmas Carol Came About
How the Christmas Carol Came About
Have you ever wondered why we sing Christmas carols? Here's a bit history behind them....
Midnight Mass at Christmas
Midnight Mass at Christmas
Midnight Mass is one of the important christian church ceremonies of the year, and it features many wonderful traditions....
Poinsettia: The Christmas Flower Tradition
Poinsettia: The Christmas Flower Tradition
You might not realise it, but you probably know exactly what a Poinsettia looks like. The plant is the most popular Christmas flower - except it's not a flower....
The Christmas Pantomime
The Christmas Pantomime
The pantomime play is a wonderful part of the Christmas season: who doesn’t like laughing, singing and dancing?...
The Christmas Stocking
The Christmas Stocking
Christmas stockings are largely an American tradition – but are they really? And how do you make a Christmas stocking?...
The History of Christmas Pudding
The History of Christmas Pudding
The origins of Christmas pudding are nothing like the sweet plum pudding we know today. Here Lovely Christmas tells you its history....
The School Nativity Play
The School Nativity Play
The School Nativity is the highlight of any child's year and, for most parents, an emotional experience! It's been a tradition since 1223 and shows no sign of slowing!…...
The Tradition of Mistletoe and Holly
The Tradition of Mistletoe and Holly
Holly and mistletoe are everywhere during the holiday season. But why is that?...
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas
You might know the song, but do you know what the Twelve Days of Christmas really stand for? Here's the complete guide....
What is the Significance of Advent?
What is the Significance of Advent?
Advent is a period of prayer, focussing on faith, penitence and church-going - and of celebrating the Comings of Jesus Christ....
Where did Santa Claus come from?
Where did Santa Claus come from?
We all know him - but do we really? Who is the man wearing the big red suit, where does he live and why does he do what he does? Meet Santa Claus....
Why Christmas Lights?
Why Christmas Lights?
Never does the world shine brighter than during the Christmas season: Where do Christmas lights originate?...
Why Do We Give Christmas Cards?
Why Do We Give Christmas Cards?
It's one of the biggest tasks at Christmas and panic sets in as soon as you recieve your first one - send Christmas cards! Given as a token of goodwill to family a…...
Why is Boxing Day so Called?
Why is Boxing Day so Called?
No need to put on any other gloves than those nice woollen ones: Boxing Day is not a celebration of human punching power. Or is it?...
Why The Christmas Tree Came About
Why The Christmas Tree Came About
Millions and millions of Christmas trees are sold every year around the world - so how did the tradition come about?...
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