Christmas Traditions

If you’re looking for some Fun Christmas Traditions or more information about the History and Origins of Christmas Traditions, you’ve found the right place.

We have details about lots of different Christmas Around the World as well as Family Christmas Traditions Ideas for you to start your own Christmas Customs for kids!

Christmas Customs


Customs and Traditions at Christmastime are important to every family and every culture. Here at All Things Christmas we want you to have a Merry Christmas, by celebrating with us, and sharing all the Christmas Customs from all around the world.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Traditions


Some of the most important Christmas Traditions are the Fun Christmas Traditions we do each year on Xmas. Here you can Discover New Traditions or read about Old Christmas Customs from the past or simply learn more about different cultures and how they celebrate Christmas.

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Christmas Traditions

Why do we say Merry Christmas?

Merry Christmas Origin and History These days, it's common practice to wish "Merry Christmas" to one another around the 25th of December, the day of Christmas.  The origin of this practice is a little obscure. However, it's believed that an English admiral first used the term Merry Christmas in an informal letter, way back in 1699. In the same era, the phrase was used in non-relgious Christmas song 'We wish you a Merry Christmas', which is still popular today. In 1843, Charles Dickens used the same phrase in "A Christmas Carol." also in 1843 the first ever Christmas Card was produced…

The History of Christmas

Origin of the Nativity Scene

What is a Nativity Scene and Why is it Displayed? In most Christian homes, somewhere near the Christmas tree, you will find a nativity scene, also known as a crèche. The nativity scene is truly more representative of Christmas than a tree or other decorations, for this is the scene that depicts the birth of Jesus and His birth is the true meaning of Christmas. Nativity Scene from Nativity scenes are displays using religious figurines which represent the infant Jesus, His mother, Mary, and her husband, Joseph. The infant Jesus is always placed in a manger. Other figures, such as…

Christmas Traditions

Baby’s First Christmas

This year has been a rather exciting one for us, 2018 has brought us a brand new, beautiful family member.  Odette Edith was born on the 27th October, just in time to celebrate Christmas for the very first time. Christmas to us, is a time to spend with family and friends.  A time to look back in fondness on the year that we’ve had, and having children just makes it even more special. The build up to Christmas is by far my favourite part of it all.  I love to engage in all the festive activities and I just adore…

Christmas Around the World

Spookiest ‘Santas’ from Around the World

While most Santa Claus figures are jolly, happy souls there happen to be several countries that feature more sinister-type Christmas Characters. Here is a series of festive cards featuring of some of the more odd, interesting and outright Spooky 'Santas' that are common in a few countries around the world courtesy of If you plan on visiting Germany or Austria, keep an eye out for one of the most famous Spooky Christmas folklore legends: Krampus (Knecht Reprecht) – Germany/Austria Read more about Christmas Customs & Traditions of Germany One of the most terrifying Christmas characters, Krampus goes from home to…