Holidays

Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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The Fascinating History Behind These 24 Christmas Symbols

How did decorated trees, cut-out cookies, and stockings by the fireplace come to symbolize Christmas?

What Is Christmas and Why Do We Celebrate It?

Christmas is America's #1 favorite holiday; 9 in 10 of us celebrate it. Here's how Christmas started and why we...


Here’s the Surprising History Behind Your Favorite Christmas Carols

"Reginald The Red-Nosed Reindeer"? Frosty and the "One Horse Open Sleigh" had nothing to do with Christmas? These and more...


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White House Christmas Ornaments Through the Years

Here's the history behind every official White House Christmas ornament ever made.


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United States Trivia Your History Teacher Never Taught You

When was Christmas illegal in America? Which state did Congress forget to officially add to the Union for 150 years?...

What Are the 12 Days of Christmas and What Do They Mean?

The song has probably gotten stuck in your head a whole bunch, but have you given any thought to the...