A specific person did not start Christmas, but Christmas is a traditional holiday celebrated by people throughout the world for different reasons. People find joy in exchanging gifts with one another and honoring religio... More »

The modern Christmas gift exchange became a central tradition in the 1820s in the United States when newspapers began showing Christmas-themed ads on their pages. Within 40 years, the Macy's store in New York City opened... More »

Christmas was originally celebrated exclusively at public gatherings, but changed in the early-19th century, when families started celebrating on their own. Christmas traditions, such as putting up a tree, gifts and givi... More »

Some possibilities for short Christmas skits are a retelling of the birth of Jesus, a piece that encourages giving and love or an act that shows how people can better handle holiday stress. One unique idea is to put a sp... More »

As Christianity overtook fourth-century Europe, church officials instituted Christmas to discourage people from celebrating rowdy pagan festivals, causing many pagan traditions to be assimilated into the holiday. For exa... More »

Although Christmas is not a public holiday in China, it is nevertheless celebrated by many Chinese people, particularly younger generations between the ages of 15 and 45. In fact, according to the China Social Survey Ins... More »

One of the main reasons people have contempt for Christmas is they feel overwhelmed with the length of the "Christmas season." The barrage of decorations, songs and other rituals weeks before the holiday turns some peopl... More »