In the Huffington Post, author Lillie Leonardi says that Christmas to her means family gatherings, beloved Christmas traditions and magic. This magic is about more than just Santa Claus; it is about the power and ability... More »

For Christians, Christmas holds deep religious meaning as it signifies the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is an annual holiday that is celebrated by billions of people, religious or otherwise, throughout the world on D... More »

An upside-down Christmas tree is meant to represent the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The custom is traced back to a 12th-century religious tradition of Central Europeans, who hung inverted trees... More »

Christmas traditions in Italy can vary from region to region but are often characterised by celebrations that take place over several weeks ending on the day of Epiphany. Many Italians observe the Catholic traditions of ... More »

Christmas is a major holiday in Italy with many unique customs, traditions and celebrations that vary from by region. The Christmas season kicks off on Dec. 8, on the Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary with decorat... More »

Christmas in Poland is celebrated in many ways, primarily by observing certain Christmas traditions such as those that occur during Wigilia. Wigilia is the Polish Christmas Eve, when the Christmas season really begins, a... More »

The History of Christmas explains that Christmas is celebrated in Brazil with traditional food and traditions, such as secret friends, folk plays and nativities. For instance, the tradition of the secret friend or "amigo... More »