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  • Best Creche Exhibitions to Visit This Christmas

    We all often hear the question, “What is the true meaning of Christmas?” One of the simplest and best ways to contemplate the holiday is by viewing a creche display. It is difficult not to be moved by the humble and yet extraordinary circumstances of the night Jesus was born. Artists have represented the Holy

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  • Woman explaining nativity scene to children

    Glencairn Museum: Nativity Collection in a Castle

    If you will be in the Philadelphia area this holiday season, you owe it to yourself to plan a visit to Glencairn in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Built between 1928 and 1939, Glencairn is an impressive Medieval-style castle that first served as a private home for the Raymond Pitcairn family and now serves as a museum.

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  • Christmas ornaments from 1960s

    Guide to Vintage Christmas Decorations

    Christmas decorating is about memory making. If you are a parent or a grandparent, you want to make Christmas special for the kids. If you are a young person, you may feel the holiday season hasn’t begun until Mom or Dad hauls out the boxes out of the attic or basement. No matter what your

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  • Charlie Brown outdoor nativity manger scene

    The Story of the Peanuts Nativity Scene

    On Dec. 9, 1965, a new Christmas classic was born. That evening, an estimated 15,490,000 people sat down to watch the premiere presentation of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on their television sets. Since then, millions more people have watched this heartwarming Peanuts cartoon on video or in its annual re-broadcasts on network television. As Charlie

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  • Jim Morrison's National Christmas Center in Pennsylvania

    National Christmas Center Keeps Memories Alive

    At the National Christmas Center, it is common to hear a grandfather whisper to a grandchild, “That’s the train I had when I was your age.”  Another visitor may gasp and say something like, “We had that ornament on our tree when I was a little girl.” “We make people happy here by taking them

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  • Saint Nicholas on jetty in Denmark during summer

    Summer Santa: Celebrating Christmas in July

    In the middle of a hot summer in America, the thought of Christmas in July can sound refreshing in terms of both the snowy weather and the cheerfulness of shopping for and receiving gifts that of conjures up in our minds. In the Southern Hemisphere, particularly in Australia, December 25 is a date that falls

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