Christmas History

354 AD 25 December is made the official birthday of Jesus 11th Century The word Christmas is first used (previously it was called Yule). However Christmas is just one of many festivals and is not particularly important. 16th Century In Central Europe Christmas trees are decorated with candles, wax ornaments and gingerbread. In England people […]

Christmas Past and Present

This Christmas of 2013 has already brought snow to many peoples’ homes. And there is this Christmas a shorter time to do our shopping by six fewer days. As we settle into our present day Christmas season, I can’t help but think of Christmas past. The first recorded celebration of Christmas appears to have been  […]