Members Area
Countdown to Christmas --
Visit My Merry Christmas on Facebook!   Visit My Merry Christmas on Twitter!   Get My Merry Christmas on RSS

Home Submit Article New in the Library What's Popular Search

» What's New
Top Ten Christmas Videos...
by Jeff Westover
12-16-2013 08:10 AM
14,056 Views  0 Posts
Gift 2 Catching Santa: Ain't...
by Elf Ed Zachary
11-26-2013 03:03 AM
4,302 Views  0 Posts
santahat Remember when Black...
by MMC Editor
11-12-2013 12:55 AM
Last post by thechristmasmusicman
01-27-2014 10:42 AM
18,455 Views  4 Posts
santahat The Real History of the...
by MMC Editor
10-24-2013 12:44 PM
16,554 Views  0 Posts
santahat The Mistletoe Bough...
by MMC Editor
10-17-2013 06:19 AM
Last post by Virginia
10-30-2013 03:04 AM
16,678 Views
2 Posts
» Christmas Library Stats
Christmas Library Statistics Categories: 31, Articles: 352, Posts: 134, Total Views 18,611,111

The Christmas Library - The Internet Largest Repository of Christmas Research

[All] # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Articles in Category: Christmas History Category Tools Search This Category
Old 01-03-2013 03:15 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Last Reply: Stnicholas01
07-17-2013 02:30 PM
Views: 38,976
Replies: 1
Christmas Tree The Christmas Tree Ship
By B. Francis Morlan

The year of 1912 was tough for sailors. Dominating the news was the tragic voyage of the Titanic, which went down in April of that year off the Newfoundland coast. But another maritime tragedy struck in November of 1912. It is a story of superstition, ghosts and Christmas trees. At the helm and lost in this tragedy was a man known affectionately as Captain Santa.

Herman Schuenemann was born in 1865 in the mostly German community of Ahnapee, now known as Algoma, on... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 05-30-2002 03:21 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 58,047
Replies: 0
Puritan Humbugs and a History of Christmas Bashing


By Jeff Westover

As Martin Luther ushered in the Reformation, celebrations steeped in pagan rituals and holidays featuring religious feasts and riotous behavior were banned. In some places, such as Scotland in 1583, Christmas observance was outlawed altogether.


As the political landscape in England changed, and those of Puritan ideals came to power, the very acts of even personal celebration were deemed illegal. Carols were labeled as profane, and churches were locked even for... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 05-30-2002 03:23 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 64,686
Replies: 0
Others: The History of the Salvation Army


By Anna Tatalin

It was late in the Christmas season and if it got much later General William Booth would not be in time to send a Christmas greeting to his various command posts throughout the world. As the chief commanding officer of a very frugal organization, Booth, searched endlessly for the shortest message that could be sent by telegraph that would still bear tribute to the Army's creed and at the same time convey the spirit of the season.

Booth was the founder of The Salva... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 06-29-2002 08:08 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 39,838
Replies: 0
Kings of Extravagance
By Jeff Westover



The history of Christmas through the ages is written in chapters of contrasting observance. One chapter could speak of the sanctity of the season, observed in hushed commemoration. And yet another chapter could speak of it as a season of riotous overindulgence, wild parties and outright mockery of things held sacred in churches.

The 11th century was such a time especially in medieval England. The season by then had been observed through twelve consecutive days of... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 05-30-2002 02:58 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Last Reply: Jeff Westover
12-19-2011 11:09 AM
Views: 61,647
Replies: 2
Clement Clarke Moore: Father, Patriot, Poet



By Jeff Westover

Clement Clarke Moore was one of New York's wealthiest men. And clearly, one of it's most highly educated.


He was born in 1779 to Benjamin Moore, a patriot and and Episcopalian minister. His mother was Charity Clarke, a fiesty and ardent supporter of the American cause. He inherited from her side of the family a good portion of land that would someday become the Chelsea District in New York City.

For young Clement C. Moore, his life's work did not lay... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 05-30-2002 03:02 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 63,386
Replies: 0
Christmas in the 1930s


By Tomm Larson

"Grandpa, why is there an orange in my Christmas stocking?"
"Cause when I was a little boy. . ."
"You were a little boy? That must have been a loooong time ago."
"It was, I was little way back in the thirties."
"What's the thirties?"
"That was a time called the Great Depression."
"Why was it called that? Was everybody sad?"
"No. . ., well there were a lot of sad times then, but ther
... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 07-26-2011 08:26 AM
MerryCarey MerryCarey is online now
Last Reply: jimmyolsen
09-02-2011 09:32 PM
Views: 59,748
Replies: 1
Christmas in July: A Vaudeville Tradition
Today, Christmas in July is an occasion to enjoy a taste of the Christmas season in the summertime—or in the wintertime, if you live in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s also an occasion for Yule-themed shopping sprees and a flurry of out-of-season Christmas movies on the cable-TV networks. But did you ever wonder about the origins of Christmas in July? There are various theories about that, but it may well be that Christmas in July as we know it is the legacy of a special show business tradition... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 05-30-2002 03:30 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 54,806
Replies: 0
Christmas in Colonial America


By Nicole Harms

What was a new father to do? Recently married to a wealthy widow, George Washington had an ambitious shopping list for his new step-children that Christmas of 1759. He wanted to get them "A bird on Bellows, A Cuckoo, A turnabout parrot, A Grocers Shop, An Aviary, A Prussian Dragoon, A Man Smoakg, 6 Small Books for Children, 1 Fash. dres Baby & other toys." His list could easily rival or better some Christmas shopping lists today. But George Washington's C... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 05-30-2002 03:32 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Last Reply: Isabella Euwins
08-03-2011 09:03 AM
Views: 62,984
Replies: 1
Christmas During the Revolutionary War
By Hollee J. Chadwick

The American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence was fought between Great Britain and the thirteen British colonies between the years 1775 and 1783. The mutinous colonists declared themselves no longer allied with the crown and kicked off an eight year struggle against the political and economic policies of the British Empire.The Declaration of Independence was signed during the revolution in 1776 and declared the thirteen colonies, now... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 08-12-2011 05:57 PM
Meceka Meceka is offline
Last Reply: thumbie123
03-03-2013 09:21 AM
Views: 87,663
Replies: 4
Christmas Tree Christmas During the Civil War
Christmas During the Civil War
By Mary Hansel

Christmas is a joyous time. People spend the occasion with family and friends and their celebrations are full of rejoicing, love and jollity. It is hard for us to imagine what it would be like to have Christmas during war time, especially a war where countrymen fight each other. During the years of 1861-65, America was fighting just such a war, the Civil War. The country was torn apart by conflict and the lives of the participants an... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator


Display Options
Showing Articles 11 to 20 of 23
Sorted By: Sort Order: From The:  

Category Tools Search This Category

Advanced Search

New Article New Article New Hot Article New Hot Article
Old Article Old Article Old Hot Article Old Hot Article
Closed Article Closed Article  
Category Jump




internet radio

Listen to Merry Christmas Radio in HD

-- Windows Media
-- Winamp
-- Real Media
-- Quick Time
Website

Listen to the Merry Podcast NOW

Help Santa Load his sleigh this year

Join the Annual Christmas Ornament Exchange on MMC!
<


First Edition Cookbook of My Merry Christmas

Name the Christmas Top 100

Submit a Christmas recipe to Merry Christmas Recipes.com

2011 Founder's Award

» Calendar
«- April 2014
  S M T W T F S
> 30 31 1 2 3 4 5
> 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
> 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
> 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
> 27 28 29 30 1 2 3
» Featured
Top Ten Christmas Videos...
by Jeff Westover
12-16-2013 08:10 AM
14,056 Views  0 Posts
santahat Remember when Black...
by MMC Editor
11-12-2013 12:55 AM
Last post by thechristmasmusicman
01-27-2014 10:42 AM
18,455 Views  4 Posts
Annual Survey of...
by MMC Editor
09-16-2013 08:19 AM
Last post by icetene33
10-21-2013 04:04 PM
19,333 Views  2 Posts
Snowman2 Top Five Christmas Hoaxes
by MMC Editor
09-09-2013 02:14 PM
23,981 Views  0 Posts
stocking Santa Smoking: Why is...
by Jeff Westover
10-11-2012 08:10 AM
Last post by HollyJolly
09-02-2013 08:30 AM
42,349 Views  6 Posts
» Search