Christmas Day is always celebrated on December 25. In 2014, December 25 falls on a Thursday, and in 2015, it falls on a Friday. Christmas is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

Christmas began as a celebration of the nativity story of Jesus in Rome in 354. It had been celebrated even earlier by Christians in the East, but they incorporated it into their Epiphany celebration on Jan. 6, which foc... More »

A popular Christmas slogan is, "Be jolly and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year." Another one is, "If you don’t believe, you won’t receive." More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

Funny Christmas stories include "The Day After Christmas" and "A Letter to Santa From Mom." Find other funny Christmas stories on and, as of 2015. also features traditi... More »

Three-quarters of people responding to a "Today" survey said they take down their Christmas tree by Jan. 6, the traditional 12th Day of Christmas. Catholics typically leave their trees up until Jan. 7, the day after Epip... More »

Christmas Day was first declared a national holiday in the year 1870. Christmas was celebrated in many nations before this date, but these celebrations were typically limited to the upper class in each society. More »

In the United States, Christmas was officially recognized as a national federal holiday in 1870, with the official date being December 25. During the Middle Ages, some Christians in Europe started to celebrate the birth ... More »