Members Area
Countdown to Christmas --
Visit My Merry Christmas on Facebook!   Visit My Merry Christmas on Twitter!   Get My Merry Christmas on RSS
Navigation » Merry Forums of My Merry Christmas > Christmas Library > Index » Christmas Traditions

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
14,147 Views  0 Posts
Gift 2 Catching Santa: Ain't...
by Elf Ed Zachary
11-26-2013 03:03 AM
4,402 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
19,358 Views  4 Posts
santahat The Real History of the...
by MMC Editor
10-24-2013 12:44 PM
17,253 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
29,633 Views
2 Posts
» Christmas Library Stats
Christmas Library Statistics Categories: 31, Articles: 352, Posts: 134, Total Views 18,683,135

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 Traditions Category Tools Search This Category
Old 06-08-2002 09:15 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 52,106
Replies: 0
Christmas Stockings
By Lynda Finn

It's hard to believe that the tradition of hanging stocking up for Santa to fill with goodies actually springs from a legend begun some 17 centuries ago.

Nicholas, a son of devout Christian parents living in Turkey, was Bishop to the city of Myra, where he was much loved for his benevolence, particularly by the children.

In those days, as in some parts of the world today, there was a tradition that whenever a woman wanted to marry, her father must produce a dowry,... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 06-08-2002 09:31 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 56,618
Replies: 0
Christmas Crackers
By Charlene Rashkow



More than 150 years ago a simple tradition was born in Great Britain that continues to be an important part of the British Christmas to this day. I came upon this fascinating piece of information purely by accident when it was inspired by a client that I write for in England.

It all began during Thanksgiving week when my newest and most fun loving long distance client commissioned me to write some promotional material for her. She sent me a few suggestions as... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 06-02-2002 09:18 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 49,507
Replies: 0
Christmas Crackers
By Charlene Rashkow



More than 150 years ago a simple tradition was born in Great Britain that continues to be an important part of the British Christmas to this day. I came upon this fascinating piece of information purely by accident when it was inspired by a client that I write for in England.

It all began during Thanksgiving week when my newest and most fun loving long distance client commissioned me to write some promotional material for her. She sent me a few suggestions as... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 06-08-2002 09:21 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 50,962
Replies: 0
Christmas Cards
By Sarita Mehra

One of the many memories I have of Christmas as a child, was of our standing card tree. We moved many times during my childhood, and wherever we ended up celebrating Christmas, you could be sure that golden card tree would be featured somewhere in view.

Christmas cards have played an intricate part in everyone's Christmas. I don't think there is a person out there that is not yet received one in their lifetime, and millions upon million of them make their way through... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 06-08-2002 09:20 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 54,099
Replies: 0
Christmas Candles
By Sarita Mehra

Christmas is a season rich in tradition. From the turkey to the tree, they all have their place in Christmas history -- even the Christmas candle. We use candles for many occasions -- birthdays, weddings, and to create a desired atmosphere. But there is a tradition behind Christmas candles that goes further than the turkey.

~ Tapers in Time ~

Through the centuries, candles have been offered as gifts and used to ward off darkness. The first use of candles at Chris... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 06-08-2002 09:12 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 52,532
Replies: 0
Christmas Bells
By Abby Westover

Long ago people believed that they could use bells to frighten away evil spirits. Bells were a simple form of noisemaking. They could be easily obtained or made and everyone knew how to use them. Many people thought that as winter began, evil spirits would come to harm them. So during the dark days after the harvest or the hunt, people would engage in ceremonies to keep bad things from happening to them while they waited for Spring and warmer days.

The tradition of u... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator

Old 06-08-2002 09:26 PM
MMC Editor MMC Editor is offline
Views: 52,568
Replies: 0
Candlemas
By Donna Wahlstrom

The tradition of Candlemas has been described in various ways by many religions and civilizations. The simplest explanation for it is from pagan beliefs. Candlemas marks the middle of winter with the promise of spring and is celebrated on what we call Groundhog's Day.

The groundhog is a manifestation of God and the festival is about spiritual purification and dedication. Candlemas signifies the return of the sun -- the days lengthen and the fields are prepared for... [Read More]
Send to Friend | Report to Moderator


Display Options
Showing Articles 1 to 7 of 7
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
14,147 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
19,358 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
19,464 Views  2 Posts
Snowman2 Top Five Christmas Hoaxes
by MMC Editor
09-09-2013 02:14 PM
24,305 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
42,531 Views  6 Posts
» Search