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7 Fun, Strange and Interesting Christmas Facts You Might Not Know

By Billy Hallowell on December 9, 2021

Christmas is a wonderful time of year where people around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. As we gear up for the celebrations that accompany this important holiday, we thought we'd explore a few of the fun facts surrounding the Christmas season. So, let's dive right in to some Christmas fun facts!

Topics: Christmas
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6 Tips to Keep Christ in Christmas This Holiday Season

By Billy Hallowell on November 29, 2021

Now that Thanksgiving has ended, families across the U.S. are kicking off their official plans to celebrate Christmas by putting up decorations, trimming their Christmas trees and getting everything else ready for the celebration of Christ's birth.

Topics: Christmas Lifestyle
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12 Christmas Traditions From Around the World

By Pure Flix Editors on November 2, 2021

Christmas is a time of celebration for Christians around the world. Traditions, old and new, are a huge part of any celebration, and vary greatly in different countries. Here are 12 of our most favorite Christmas traditions from all over the globe:

Topics: Christianity Christmas Family
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Five Christmas Trivia Questions to Share with Your Family

By Pure Flix Editors on November 1, 2021

Who says learning about history has to be boring? Turn today’s holiday history lesson into a game with these fascinating facts about Christmas. Encourage your kids to spread the knowledge by quizzing their friends and family.

Topics: Christianity Christmas Holidays
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How to Celebrate Christmas at Home or in Quarantine

By Billy Hallowell on December 19, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to wreak havoc, it's likely that the holiday season will look quite different for millions of Americans — and it's going to require some creativity to celebrate the season at home.

Topics: Christmas
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The Story of Saint Nick and the Origin of Santa Claus

By Billy Hallowell on December 16, 2020

Children today are fascinated by Santa Claus, with millions of kids anxiously awaiting his "arrival" on Christmas Eve to deliver toys under their trees. Not everyone celebrates the tradition, but nearly every American is familiar with the imagery surrounding Saint Nick.

Topics: Christmas
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What Does the Candy Cane Represent?

By Editors on December 23, 2019

Many of our favorite Christmas traditions are rooted in religion. Santa Claus, holiday songs, and even red and green as Christmas colors all have a significant meaning. What about the candy cane? While many just believe they are the sweet treat of the season, the history of the candy cane reveals the symbolism and meaning behind the familiar shape and colors.

Topics: Christianity Christmas Holidays
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Ever Wonder What the 12 Days of Christmas Are?

By Pure Flix Editors on December 3, 2019

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” You probably found yourself humming along to those familiar lyrics as you read them. The “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol is a holiday staple, one that many know but few understand.

Topics: Christianity Christmas Holidays Faith
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Best Christian Books to Give as Gifts this Christmas

By Billy Hallowell on December 18, 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be looking for good gifts to give your friends and loved ones. The following list offers the best Christian books worth giving this season. There’s something for everyone on this recommended Christian books list, with various titles appealing to men, women and children.

Topics: Christmas
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15 Perfect Books and Christian Gifts for Men

By Billy Hallowell on December 15, 2018

With Christmas nearly upon us, you might be looking for the perfect Christian gifts for men in your life. Well, look no further. The holidays sometimes usher in extra time for joy and relaxation, so we’ve assembled a list of books that you can consider giving as gifts. These books range from classics to more recent titles — literary works that are perfect to wrap and place under the tree this year. We’ve also included some other potential bonus gifts to give:

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Reveals Hilarious Robertson Holiday Tradition

By Billy Hallowell on December 14, 2018

“Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson recently revealed some of her family’s Christmas traditions, noting that the most comical event is her mother-in-law Miss Kay’s annual gag gift giveaway — something that always has the entire Robertson family rolling on the floor in laughter.

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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How to Prevent the Holiday Blues: 8 Tips for Christians

By Billy Hallowell on December 14, 2018

The Christmas season is packed with fun — and responsibility. From gift buying to cooking and preparing, there’s no shortage of activity. And with already busy lives, these holiday demands can sometimes be overwhelming. If you’re looking to prevent holiday stress and holiday blues, this Christmas survival guide is perfect for you.

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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8 Ways to Keep the True Meaning of Christmas in Mind

By Billy Hallowell on December 9, 2018

The holidays are a busy time of year, with the quest to complete gift buying, baking and other tasks sometimes overshadowing the real meaning of the season. Fortunately, though, it’s entirely possible to take key steps to help you remember the true meaning of Christmas — the birth of Jesus and the transformative events that forever changed human history.

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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Why are Red and Green Christmas Colors?

By Editors on December 14, 2017

Some of our favorite memories comes from holiday traditions. In an age where change is constant, continuing a family tradition can provide deeper meaning, especially during the holidays. Red and green have been associated with the season going back hundreds of years, but have you ever wondered why red and green are Christmas colors? Learn some history behind this fascinating holiday tradition.

Topics: Christmas Holidays
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5 Facts Christians Should Know About Hanukkah

By Justina Miller on December 26, 2016

Among the  events wrapped into the phrase “Happy Holidays” is the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. Celebrated for more than 2,000 years and detailed in the book of Maccabees, Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after Antiochus took it from the Jews and used it to create an alter to Zeus in 167 B.C. To stop Antiochus, a man named Mattathias and his five sons planned a revolt.

Topics: Christianity Christmas Faith
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Why Advent is So Much More than a Countdown to Christmas

By Justina Miller on December 12, 2016

With the secularization of Christmas comes the secularization of the time before Christmas: Advent. What was once a time of preparation for Christ’s coming has been either forgotten or boiled down to a calendar with a piece of chocolate for each of the 28 days before Christmas. However, there is so much more to this beautiful time of the year.

Topics: Christmas Holidays Faith
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