Christmas Movies: The Bishop’s Wife

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Over the years we have explored various Christmas traditions including symbols, recipes, and Christmas stories. This year, join me as we explore some of the classic Christmas movies. The Bishop’s Wife is a popular romantic comedy for Christmas. The 1947 … Continued

Traditions of Christmas: The Date of Christmas

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We know that Jesus was not born on December 25th, so why do we celebrate his birthday on this date? The exact birthday of Jesus is unknown. Scholars believe that he may have been born sometime in either spring or … Continued

History of Christmas Recipes: Gingerbread Cookies

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Making gingerbread, whether it is cookies or houses, has become a popular Christmas past time for many families. According to Rhonda Massingham Hart’s Making Gingerbread Houses, the first known recipe for gingerbread came from Greece in 2400 BC. An Armenian … Continued

Traditions of Christmas: Christmas Crackers

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Christmas crackers are part of the Christmas celebrations in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the commonwealth countries. “Crackers were originally called ‘cosaques’ and were thought to be named after the ‘Cossack’ soldiers who had a reputation for riding on their … Continued