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Christmas and Advent Traditions: Christmas Traditions

Christmas Book Recommendations: Nonfiction

Christmas Book Recommendations: Fiction

Biblical and Theological Books

How Christmas Came to Be

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Have you ever wondered how the popular Christmas traditions we enjoy year after year came to be? Watch this fascinating video about opens new windowThe Amazing History of Christmas.

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What is Christmas without Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol or a picture of Victorian carolers strolling down a dimly lit street with the moon's glow reflecting off the snow? Many traditions that we enjoy actually became popular during the Victorian Period, especially in Britain. Check out these fascinating articles about the opens new windowHistory of Christmas and opens new windowVictorian Christmas Traditions

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What did ornaments look like during the Victorian era? Who illustrated the first Christmas card? What are Christmas Crackers? If you have ever asked any of the questions above, opens new windowVictorian Christmas: Christmas in the Victorian Times offers interesting insights into how some of our modern Christmas traditions evolved over the years.

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History of Christmas

What is Christmas?: Christian Perspectives

Is There a War on Christmas?

What's the difference between saying Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas? Is the difference important? Is there really a war on Christmas? Listen as Dennis Prager suggests opens new windowJust Say "Merry Christmas."

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Christmas Reference Materials

Recommendations from the Curriculum Media Center

Christmas Decorating and Other Craft Ideas

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Do you need a little holiday inspiration? Check out the list below for fun creative ideas to add your own personal touch to the Christmas season.

opens new windowHow to Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree

opens new windowCreating Custom Christmas Garland

opens new windowDo It Together: Creating Your Own Christmas Ornaments

opens new windowDo it Together: Marble Ornaments

Christmas Recipes

No holiday is complete without dessert, and Christmas is no exception. Arguably one of the most popular sweets around the house during the season is Christmas Cookies. Whether baking for the family or creating a gingerbread masterpiece for the White House, the links below provide a variety of fun, tasty, and festive information sure to sprinkle your holiday with a little Christmas joy.

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opens new window150 of Our Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

opens new window90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies To Make This Season

Gingerbread at the White House

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opens new windowWhite House Gingerbread: Holiday Traditions

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ORU 2018 Noël Christmas Production

ORU Campus Christmas Lighting 2018

Christmas at ORU 2018: A Look Back at the Holiday Season

Christmas: Wow!

Pentatonix sings Mary, Did You Know?

St. George's Chapel Choir sing Carol of The Bells at Windsor | Christmas 2018

Christmas Movies