History Stories
CATEGORY: Christmas Traditions
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
December 19, 2014

Now a Christmas icon, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created by a department store adman enduring a great personal tragedy 75 years ago. Read More

The Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights
December 19, 2014

Edward Hibberd Johnson not only added flash and color to Christmas trees when he introduced electric lights in 1882, he saved lives in the process. Read More

Christmas Traditions, Past and Present
December 24, 2013

According to the latest Pew Research Center survey, nine out of every 10 Americans celebrate Christmas, but only half of those view it as a religious holiday. Read More

World-Famous Christmas Tree Will Light Up Tonight
December 4, 2013

As the tree lighting at New York City’s Rockefeller Center marks its 81st anniversary, find out more about this sparkling tradition. Read More