The Legend of the Christmas spider. How to make.
Christmas has its roots in ancient pagan customs from all over the world. The christmas tree, the date of Christmas, wreaths, yule logs, caroling, and more all come from pre-Christian traditions. Even Santa Claus himself. Learn more here.
Everyone knows of Santa, his elves, and his reindeer, but what about the Christmas witches? Learn about Berchta, La Befana, and the Baker's Dozen Witch and their Christmas stories.
A brief introduction to St. Nicholas and his associations with Christmas
Let's take a look at the history and beauty of the Poinsettia, the Holly, and the Mistletoe. Some of these Christmas plants' roots may surprise and delight you this holiday season.
Five brief stories sharing the history of some of our most beloved Christmas Carols.
Heirloom recipes with pure ingredients are sometimes the most delicious. They are also fun to rediscover and introduce to your guests. The hint of apple cider vinegar in our Vinegar Pie is wonderful as it mixes with other flavors. Or how about Kentucky “Transparent Pie”?
It was only through my fascination of mythology and horror that I stumbled across the story of Krampus. Before I go on, I would like you to know that this tradition has been resurrected in Austria recently. The Catholic Church had a very definite opinion of Krampus and had done their very best to...
We are familiar with the kindly King of Christmas who gives to the poor. But is that all he did? Turns out there a good deal more to his story. Including loyalty, treachery and murder.
The history of the Christmas tree in America is relatively short when compared to other countries; however, it's a part of Christmas decor that was celebrated by 76 percent of the country in 2017.