From gingerbread to gingersnaps, shortbread to sugar cookies, Christmas cookies can make (or bake) the holidays. Get your seasonal fix with our 19 classic treats.
All over the world on Christmas day, families and friends sit down together for a delicious Christmas dinner, sharing laughter and stories over a table laden with food and drink.
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Christmas Pudding: What it is and Where it Came From
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Gingerbread houses are an amazing way to gather the family and let the creativity flow! We’ve put together 10 unique ideas for houses the entire family can enjoy.
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Tis the season to spread holiday cheer, and what better way than with some classic Christmas carols. Check out our list of the top 25 holiday carols, their origins, history, and complete lyrics.
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The classic cumulative song.
Originally a Thanksgiving song!
Performed for Franz I of Austria.
Joy to the World
Written by Brit Isaac Watts.
O Holy Night
First song broadcast over radio.
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The Little Drummer Boy
Recorded by Trapp Family.
Deck the Halls
The original is even boozier.
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Popular performance carol.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Carol with mysterious origins.
Away in a Manger
Celebrating Jesus' birth.
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Written by a King (maybe).
Angels We Have Heard on High
Loose reinvention of a French carol.
Good King Wenceslas
Known as the righteous king.
The First Noel
From the French “Joyeaux Noel.”
What Child is This?
Set to Greensleeves' melody.
Christmas Ornaments: Their Origins, History and Meaning
Gethering together to decorate the tree with Christmas ornaments is one of the most cherished holiday traditions around the world, creating memories that span generations. But who hung the first ornament?
Why Christmas Lights are Everywhere (and How They Got There)
Christmas lights are often the first decorations to go up, and last to come down. Wherever you go, you see them everywhere—in living rooms, on the roofs of houses, at office buildings, and lining city streets. But where do they come from?
Christmas Wreaths, or “Yule Never Believe what Happened Next”
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la! Even in classic carols, Christmas wreaths are a big part of our holiday traditions! We hang them on the doors of our homes, churches, and businesses. Learn about their origins and history.
Socks or Shoes? Why We Hang Christmas Stockings
Christmas stockings are a huge part of our holiday traditions. There’s something special about hanging them up on the mantel and searching for the perfect little gifts to add to each one. Their exact origins are unclear, but two popular myths abound.
Christmas Sweaters: Horrible Gift or Holiday Couture?
Waking up early Christmas morning, rushing downstairs to open your presents, and mixed in with the trucks and dolls and video games is a handmade sweater. Chunky. Heavy. Itchy. It’s what every kid dreads—the Christmas sweater!