Christmas in San Francisco

New fallen snow blanketed the countryside. The sounds of passing cars along the road were muted in the still, peaceful air. Hills and valleys, in their blanket of snow, rolled softly into the distance, bathed in the mellow light of a nearly full moon. A woody smell of burning pine and warm hearths teased at …

Christmas History

The history and origin of this most popular holiday of the year, Christmas, can be traced to something above 4000 years back in time, and is associated with the early Mesopotamians. It is widely believed that many traditions and ceremonial aspects of Christmas can be found at a time long before Christ was born, the …

Christmas Quotes

An occasion as warm as Christmas has rightly inspired wonderful thoughts and nice quotes on it. These Christmas quotes are many and are worth a glance for anyone who'd like to be in the spirit of the holidays and share some warm notes with all far and near. From Shakespeare, Longfellow to Dickens and Scott, …

Where Did the Christmas Tree Come From?

The Egyptians were part of a long line of cultures that treasured and worshipped evergreens. When winter arrived, they brought palm leaves into their homes to symbolize life's triumph over death. The Romans celebrated winter with a fest called Saturnalia to honor Saturnus, the god of agriculture. They also decorated their houses with greens and …