Top 10 Christmas Activities

Christmas is one of the few times when families are likely to get together, so ensuring that everyone has a great time is crucial. In some cases you may need to plan activities that will help to keep everyone amused throughout the festive season and the internet is a great place to look for things …

Christmas Dinner

The Joys of Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere Christmas is a special time; there’s no getting away from this. But as one gets older, for many it loses it’s magic. And I have to look out of the box of Christianity here, as well as ignoring the concept of Santa Claus. Happily there is something …

Christmas Truce

Of all Christmas accounts – after that of the Bible – none is more gripping than the Christmas Truce of 1914 during the Great War in Europe. That war is now cataloged as the First World War, or WWI, because of the United States' participation. At the time, it was just another of the ongoing …

How Have Christmas Celebrations Changed And Evolved In The Last 100 Years?

Nowadays, many people celebrate Christmas simply because it has become tradition to do so, rather than because of any religious beliefs. However, Christmas celebrations have changed considerably over the years to become what they are today, and these changes are very interesting. The last 100 years or so have seen many changes to Christmas celebrations, …

Being Jewish at Christmas

Mommy, can we get a Christmas tree? Asked me my then-4 year old son. Seemingly a simple question, but I've been dreading it since my son was born. I was born and raised in Israel. As a kid, I used to watch on TV the Christians arriving at their churches in Jerusalem and Bethlehem for …

Christmas at Grandpa's

Granny called to her daughters to come and assist, to lay out this Christmas cloth and they must not resist. This cloth decorated bright green, white and red, images of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Santa Claus's "head." As they prepare the table for the Christmas feast, songs of the season played without cease. …

Christmas on the Bayou

Teresa and Bobby had lost almost everything when the hurricane ravaged the bayou. Flood waters had swallowed up the meager little house in which they had lived, and had taken everything with it. Yet, Teresa considered herself fortunate, because she had managed to pack some clothes, pillows, and a box of photographs in the trunk …