Welcome to All Things Christmas 2012 –
one of the biggest websites about Christmas on the net.
On this page you will find holiday treasures such as printable
cards, lyrics to your favorite Christmas carols, songs in
MIDI format, unique craft ideas, decorating and tips for christmas
shopping and hostess gifts.
We have a lot of holiday stories, delicious recipes, links
to other holiday web sites, and more, including our Christmas
for kids-section, which offers fun, games, riddles, printables and other goodies just for kids.
Create a virtual greeting card
Now it is easy to send a personal greeting to your best friends! Use this link to create and share your very own care. Its free! Click here.
Don’t forget to visit our pages with Xmas fun –
we have Christmas videos, top 10 lists, and lots of surprising
facts about Christmas.
Christmas marks the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, but since
then, numerous other traditions have been mixed with the originals.
This website takes you to the history of the original traditions
and gives you the background of the news ones as well.
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Every year more than 400 million people celebrate Xmas around
the world -- that makes Xmas one of the world’s biggest
religious and commercial festivities. In approximately year
300 A.D., the birthday of Jesus was determined to be on December
25, the day that has been celebrated from then till this very
day. The celebration on the 25th of December starts with Christmas
Eve, the evening of December 24.
The religious festival is originally a blend of pagan customs.
The Romans held a festival on December 25 called Dies Natalis
Solis Invicti, i.e. "the birthday of the unconquered
sun.". Pagan Scandinavia celebrated a winter festival
called Yule, held in late December to early January. However,
it is uncertain exactly why December 25 became associated
with the birth of Jesus since the Old Testament doesn’t
mention a specific date of the event.
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The waiting time for Christmas can feel too long, especially
among children. Here in the site, we have created a Advent
calendar -- each day, you can open a new electronic window
and see a new picture.
The tradition of sending Christmas card began in 1843.
Since then, it has become one of the integral traditions
of the holiday. Today, we also send electronic cards.
Try that and much more.
The world’s most famous Christmas carol is ”Silent
Night”, but there are many other beautiful Christmas
carols. Read more about these carols and get new inspiration
for songs you can sing during Christmas
Particularly around the Xmas season when we are so involved
with consumerism, yet at the same time, feel a real
need to respond to the needs of the less fortunate world.
Click on our list and find a worthy Christmas Charity.
You don’t need to spend money on Christmas decorations.
Actually, it is quite easy to make them yourself and the
children will definitely love every minute of it. Get
ideas for Christmas crafts here in the website.
To decorate for Christmas is a ritual repeated year after
year, but you don’t have to do it in the exact same
way every year. We bring you lots of new ideas to brighten
up your Christmas.
Not only the Christmas tree and living room need to be
decorated. You can also decorate the computer since we
have gathered a wide variety of funny pictures and programs
to pep up your computer.
Are you short of ideas for Christmas, do you have questions
about traditions, or do you want to help others? All kinds
of contributions are welcome in our discussion forum.
Participate in the debate.
Christmas is a festivity for the entire family. The children
especially look forward to it, thus, we have a whole section
dedicated to children. Here you can build your own snowman,
play holiday games on the computer, and much more.
Everybody should make time to play during Christmas. We
have gathered various ideas for how you can entertain
yourself, your family, and friends during Christmas --
with or without a computer.
It can be tough to find the perfect Christmas gift, but
a couple of simple pieces of advice can make it easier
for you. You can also read about the origins of the tradition
of gift giving.
To some people, putting Christmas lights around the house
has almost become a lifestyle, but one does not need to
put too much – a few will actually do. Learn how
to light up your house while reading about the history
of holiday lights.
Are you hosting a Christmas party? Whether you’re
celebrating for children or for grown ups, allow us to
give you worthwhile ideas for great Christmas parties.
Choose the theme that will make your party truly memorable.
We bring you the recipes for a wide variety of delicious
Christmas dishes from cakes to soups, roasts and desserts.
You can also read about what other countries enjoy during
Christmas. You will definitely find a lot of inspiration
to cook and bake during the Holiday season.
All children know the kind, old Santa Claus. However,
from a historical perspective, he actually isn’t
that old and he has also been known as a rather fiery
gentleman. Learn more about Santa Claus in this section.
Christmas stories gather the whole family. We bring a
great variety of easy to print holiday stories for the
whole family. Read, for example, Charles Dickens’
“A Christmas Carol” or “The Night before
Christmas” by Clement C. Moore.
Get a clearly laid-out overview of the most important
traditions of Xmas from the Christmas tree to the mistletoe
and Christmas gifts. Where does Santa Claus really come
from and what does the Gospel of Luke tell us about the
birth of Jesus?
Few things create a better atmosphere than a Christmas
tree, and there are actually quite a few different trees
to choose from. People don’t use the same kind of
Christmas tree in the USA and Europe. Read more about
the history of the Christmas tree here.