Christmas Around the World

The Top 10 Places to Spend the Christmas Holidays!

Christmas Around the World, Holiday Planning, Uncategorized

  The Best Destinations to Celebrate Christmas Even though it seems as if the holidays just ended yesterday, it isn’t too early to start thinking about Christmas vacation ideas for 2014. Here are 10 of our favorite holiday destinations we think you would love to spend your Christmas holidays! Ferndale, California Imagine an authentic Victorian

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5 ways to stay ahead of your Christmas shopping

Holiday Planning, North America, Spirit of Christmas, Top

It’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas gifts! Undoubtedly, Christmas can be one of the most celebrated yet equally stressful times of the year. First of all, consumers scramble their brains for great Christmas gift ideas followed by some frenzied Christmas shopping. Fortunately, Christmas planning and all that it entails does not have

Merry Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World, Top

How do you say Merry Christmas around the world? What Christmas Greetings should you use?   Read below for the most up-to-date list of Christmas Greetings from “The Official Site of Christmas”   And from those of us at Christmas.com… Merry Christmas!   Country Native Greeting(s) Andorra (AD) Merry Christmas Bon Nadal United Arab Emirates

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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

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

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.

Christmas Tamales

Family Christmas Traditions, Mexico, United States

According to Darlene Tenes, a professional event planner and the founder of CasaQ, for most Mexican and Latino homes…”Christmas isn’t Christmas without making and eating tamales.” Darlene should know this, after all, her San Jose based  CasaQ is renown for planning festive and creative Hispanic events, which incorporate the traditions and customs of Spain, Mexico

A Christmas Eve Feast Leads to Great Traditions

Family Christmas Traditions, United States

It is always interesting to me when we receive contributions from readers who describe traditions that have lasted many generations. As Allison Hart describes below, for many generations they have celebrated Christmas morning with a feast of homemade pancakes and sausage patties. What strikes me about her story, however, is the role that food has