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Christmas

CHRISTMAS PRAYERS (Video)

General Christmas Prayer Lord, in this holy season of prayer and song and laughter, we praise you for the great wonders you have sent us: for shining star and angel’s song, for infant’s cry in lowly manger. We praise you for the Word made flesh in…

Christmas

YULE LOG

The Yule Log began as an ancient Celtic tradition of celebrating the Winter Solstice. Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe and Germany. The head of the family would find a tree trunk or an…

Germany

GERMAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

Weihnachten (Christmas) in Germany is a major cultural and religious time, with many traditions that spread around the world. The time of the year is still firmly rooted in old traditions, not as consumer-oriented as it is in America. The Christmas season begins with the first…

Santa

HOW ST. NICHOLAS BECAME SANTA CLAUSE

How did the magical Christmas character, who is so giving, begin? Legend has it that a pipe-smoking Nicholas was known to soar over the rooftops in a flying wagon, delivering presents to good girls and boys. During Victorian times and before that, he wore a range…

Krazy

KRAMPUS, The Krazy Santa

Who is this pop-culture, Krazy Santa, that everyone seems to be talking about lately? Krampus is the name he is known by and he appears to be a deamon-like half goat, hairy creature, who during the Christmas season, punishes children who have been naughty. He is…