All Things Christmas

Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella

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English Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabelle! Bring a torch, to the stable run Christ is born. Tell the folk of the village Jesus is born and Mary’s calling. Ah!* Ah! beautiful is the Mother! Ah! Ah! beautiful is her child Who is that, knocking on the door? Who is it, knocking like that? Open up,

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Boar’s Head Carol

Christmas Carols

The boar’s head in hand bring I, (Or: The boar’s head in hand bear I,) Bedeck’d with bays and rosemary. I pray you, my masters, be merry (Or: And I pray you, my masters, merry be) Quot estis in convivio (Translation: As many as are in the feast)   CHORUS Caput apri defero (Translation: The

Angels We Have Heard on High

Christmas Carols

Angels we have on heard high Sweetly singing ore the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains   Gloria in excelsis Deo Gloria in excelsis Deo   Come to Bethlehem and see Christ whose birth the angels sing Come adore on bended knee Christ the Lord the newborn King   Gloria in

5 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays

Guest Blogs, Holiday Planning

It may seem early, but now is the time to consider how you’re going to finance the upcoming holiday expenditures. It starts with Thanksgiving dinner and the travel to get there. Immediately following is the Christmas season with gift giving, party hosting, and more travel. Then, we top it all off with New Year’s Eve.

Happi’s Christmas Books

Christmas Books, Family Christmas Traditions

We had aked Christmas.com members to share Christmas traditions with us and Happi Olson of Creative Kidstuff of Minetonka Minesota described the following tradition to us.   You see, each year Happi buys a new children’s book. On Christmas Eve, the family reads the book together and re-reads past Christmas favorites from previous years. After

Christmas Tree – Weihnachtsbaum

Christmas Trees & Decorations, Germany

Editors Note:  This is an excerpt from German Christmas Traditions. It is available for purchase from Amazon.com. The Christmas tree is a true German tradition. It was used here for the first time in the 15th century, and since then this wonderful custom has spread over the world. Here, we are very attached to our

Raspberry Linzer Cookie Recipe

Desserts, Recipes

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 10 Minutes Ready In: 2 Hours Servings: 32                     Ingredients:   2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 1/4 cup egg substitute

Candy-Cane Marshmallows Recipe

Desserts, Recipes

This recipe is courtesy of MarthaStewart.com!   Give out homemade treats that are great in hot cocoa — or straight from the bag. Peppermint marshmallows are easy to make; they get their red swirl from a quick marbleizing technique. Follow our recipe, then package them in small cellophane bags to show off their good looks.

White Chocolate Christmas Pretzels Recipe

Desserts, Recipes

This recipe is courtesy of Risa at BakedPerfection.com! Ingredients: 1 lb bag pretzel twists (I used Rold Gold) 2 14oz bags of white chocolate candy coating (can also use white chocolate chips, or almond bark) Sprinkles to decorate Candy coating in additional colors to decorate ________________________________________________________________________________________________ To prepare the pretzels line a cookie sheet with

Strawberry Santas Recipe

Desserts, Recipes, Top

Prep Time: 1 hour for 25 Santas   Cook Time: None   Number of Servings: 25   Ingredients:   25 Medium/Large strawberries 200ml Whipping cream ½ Teaspoon vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon icing sugar Black Sesame seeds                 Prep & Cooking Instructions:   Whip the cream with the vanilla

Christmas Eve Wine from an Old Vine

Family Christmas Traditions, United States

This submission was sent in by Lisa Genatossio of Middleboro, MA. In it, she describes singing Christmas Carols and drinking wine from a vine that her grandfather brought with him when he immigrated many years ago. What a wonderful tradition Lisa… Thanks for sharing. My Grandparents came to this country from Italy in 1919 with

Christmas.com Uses Sentiment Analysis to Build Santa a High-Tech ‘Naughty’ or ‘Nice’ List

Company News

THE NORTH POLE – 11-01-2012 – Christmas.com, the Official Site of Christmas™, released today a high-tech ‘Naughty’ or ‘Nice’ list along with a new website and gifting engine targeted to consumers who want to share Christmas with friends and family. The Santa-lyzer™ analyzes public comments, Twitter updates, and Facebook posts using a technology called sentiment

Advent – A family tradition worth waiting for

Christmas Symbols, Faith & Spirituality, Family Christmas Traditions, History of Christmas, United States

When asked to submit a tradition about something important to her family, Barbara Kilikevich of California shared with us the Celebration of Advent, in which she describes Advent as, “the coming or arrival or something long-awaited or momentous.” In her own words… My family tradition (even now that my kids are grown) is the celebration

Wake up on Christmas Morning to Manheim Steamroller

United States

Ah music and the holidays. At Christmas.com, we believe music is for sharing and as we’ve said on more than one occasion, the right Christmas Music can get you into that Christmas Spirit just about faster than anything else. When asked to share her Christmas traditions, Carole Holden of Gainseville Florida, described the following window-rattling

Create a Lasting Memory This Christmas

Family Christmas Traditions, United States

“Why give a gift when you can create a memory? This is a question that many are asking as the Christmas season approaches. When asked to share one of her family’s traditions,  Cheryl Lynn Pope of Second Time Media in Detroit Michigan, described exactly this when she shared, We actually have created 2 Christmas traditions.