The celebration of the birth of Christ, known today as Christmas, has evolved over many years, and its country of origin remains a subject of controversy. However, most scholars link the earliest celebration of Christmas... More »

The tradition of the Christmas tree originated in Germany in the 16th century, when trees were brought into homes to be decorated. The first person to decorate the Christmas tree with lighted candles is believed to be Ma... More »

The physical and mythological representation of Santa Claus varies across cultures. The traditional representation of jolly Saint Nick that is so popular in Western society originated from the Dutch version, Sint Nikolaa... More »

Some interesting Christmas facts for kids include the original meaning of Christmas (that is, the celebration and story of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem) and the names of Santa's original eight reindeer: Dasher,... More »

The first recorded Christmas celebration was on December 25th 336 A.D. Just a few years later, Pope Julius I declared that Jesus' birth would be celebrated on that day every year. Since the actual date of Jesus' birth is... More »

Christmas, the 25th of December, is a Christian holiday that honors the birth of Jesus Christ over two thousand years ago. Since then, it has grown to become a worldwide religious and secular celebration. In a modern sen... More »

Christians celebrate Christmas to rejoice over the birth of Jesus Christ, who is believed to be the son of God. Others celebrate Christmas as a season of love, family and joy as well as a day of giving and receiving gift... More »