Tagged: Christmas

Just me in the house by myself

Jack calls :DRYVRS for a lift, but gets more than he bargained for when he is picked up by a mentally unstable driver: Kevin McCallister from Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New...

Christmas orange tradition

  The orange became part of Christmastime tradition in the 19th century, in concert with the rise of hanging stockings near the fire. According to Emily Spivack, who wrote about the origin of the...

Yule

Yuletide is a pagan holiday also known as the Winter solstice. Generally celebrated by Wiccans and Northern European Christians. “Yuletide” celebrates the birth of the Sun and also celebrates the “Mother” at the height...

Best Christmas movies

It’s the time of year when Christmas movies come out in storm to be watched by millions of people from all over the world. While there are many Christmas movies that have become holiday...

The best Christmas destination in Europe

Tallinn, the beautiful, medieval capital of Estonia, on the Baltic Sea, has been chosen as the #1 European Christmas Destination 2019, by more than 208,000 global travelers from 106 countries who voted over the...

O Come, All Ye Faithful

“O Come, All Ye Faithful” (originally written in Latin as Adeste Fideles) is a Christmas carol that has been attributed to various authors, including John Francis Wade (1711–1786), John Reading (1645–1692) and King John...

The legend of panettone

A slice of panettone and a flute of champagne (or prosecco)… there is no more Italian way to wish a happy holiday season. It’s a ritual in many homes where panettone is a welcomed...

About the wise men

Commentary about who the wise men might have been, and why they would come to worship the King of the Jews. Interview with Rebecca Holt Stay, Instructor of Biblical Studies

Krampus exmplained

When listening to the radio in December, it’s unlikely to hear holiday songs singing the praises of Krampus: a half-goat, half-demon, horrific beast who literally beats people into being nice and not naughty. Krampus...