The History of Famous Christmas Jingles

These sometimes ancient Christmas jingles have fascinating origins that have made them timeless classics. Here are some facts you can throw around at your next Christmas party. Though well-known tunes we associate with the Christmas holiday season may put us in a festive spirit, many have surprisingly non-Christmas origins. In fact, according to whychristmas.com , carols originated …

Secret Santa vs. White Elephant Gift Exchanges

Secret Santa and White Elephant gift exchanges are fun and affordable ways to spread holiday cheer with friends, family, and co-workers, especially using an online  Secret Santa Generator . But what’s the difference between the two types of gift exchanges, is one better than the other for certain groups in your life, and how do you get started? …

Christmas Tree Trivia, Fun Facts & History

The history of Christmas trees predates Christmas itself. According to history.com , from ancient times, people have hung decorative evergreen boughs over their doors and windows—and in many countries, they were believed to ward off evil spirits and illness. Study.com cites the Christmas tree tradition as originating in 16th century Germany, where evergreen trees were decorated with …