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The Amazing History of Christmas

The Amazing History of Christmas

“‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” You probably know what happens next. But do you know who wrote this poem, and when? Do you know where the tradition of the Christmas tree comes from? Lights on the Christmas tree? Stockings? Even the …

WestJet Christmas Miracle: Real-time Giving

WestJet Christmas Miracle: Real-time Giving

‘Twas a night before Christmas and all across the land the good folks at WestJet had a miracle planned. On the eve before flying The guests were in their beds Visions of traveling danced in their heads While out on the runway something secret had arrived it was left in the lounge ’twas a Christmas …

The History of Silent Night | Andrew Gant

The History of Silent Night | Andrew Gant

Silent Night was a collaboration between two young men, both of them in their twenties, both from fairly humble backgrounds. Father Josef Mohr was a young Catholic priest. He became the parish priest in Oberndorf, in the mountainous region of Austria. Two years before he went there, he had written the poem of Silent Night. …

The History of Candy Canes

The History of Candy Canes

Most people enjoy candy, and various forms of it are always a popular treat around Christmas time. Undoubtedly, the most popular form of candy that kids and adults consume during the holiday season is the candy cane. Where did these sweet little treats come from? A candy cane is a cane-shaped hard candy stick. Historically, …

The five major world religions – John Bellaimey

The five major world religions – John Bellaimey

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby In all times and places in our history, human beings have wondered, “Where did we come from? What’s our place in the world? What happens to us after we die?” Religions are systems of belief that have developed and evolved over time in response to these and other eternal …