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Canadian Christmas traditions blend many European traditions based on the cultures that moved to the area over several centuries. From Nova Scotia and its Scottish influences to Quebec and its French traditions, a Canadian Christmas is both unique and familiar.
By Jennifer Maughan
Christmas is about spending time celebrating with your loved ones, but where does the holiday originate?
By Susan Smith
But while philosophically there's a lot to be said for shunning high-priced, storebought toys in favor of inexpensive or homemade toys that children will enjoy just as much or more, there's one relatively pricey, commercially-made, imported toy experience has shown will be played with for years: the toy train.
By Michael O'Hearn
Unless you are working with the destructive Herdman children, the main characters in Barbara Robinson's Christmas classic "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," you can employ some tips and tricks to ensure that the performers in your Christmas pageant, as well as the audience, will enjoy it all. 
By Jennifer Maughan
While many stories are related to the history of Christmas traditions, a family's culture and heritage have a big impact on the types of activities, food and customs associated with the celebration of the birth of Christ.
By Jennifer Maughan
It doesn't take a bowl full of jelly or magical reindeer to create a homemade Santa costume. It only takes some material, time, love and lots of stuffing. It you already own large quantities of red fabric, making your own Santa costume can also be easy on your budget.
By Aysha Schurman
Christmas cards haven't been around for that long, relatively speaking. The origin of Christmas cards is directly related to the advances in both printing techniques and improvements in the cost and delivery of regular mail.
By Jennifer Maughan
The history of the Christmas tree has its roots in ancient times. Plants and trees that stayed green throughout the long winters held a powerful meaning, and that meaning lingers in today's modern Christian practices.
By Jennifer Maughan
One of the most beloved holiday traditions is to go caroling with friends and family. Christmas caroling has been practiced for centuries in Europe, and it's sole purpose is to help spread Christmas cheer through song. Here are a few tips to make your modern-day caroling even more fun and memorable.
By Jennifer Maughan
If Christmas is a celebration of Jesus' birth, what is the history of Santa Claus, and why does he play such a big role in Christmas today?
By Belinda J Mooney
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