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Seasons Greetings from History.com

By History.com Staff

All of us here at History.com wish our fans a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. In that spirit, here’s some of our favorite Christmas content for you to enjoy when you’re done unwrapping your presents. Happy Holidays!

Christmas by the Numbers
Did you know the U.S. produces 1.76 billion candy canes each year? Get facts and stats about Christmas traditions in this infographic.

The History of Christmas
Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature.

The Royal Roots of the American Christmas Tree
Find out how an American holiday tradition was launched by a fashionable British queen celebrating an old German custom.

The Delicious History of the Yule Log – Hungry History
‘Tis the season for rich food traditions, including that of the Christmas Yule log.

7 Historical Events That Took Place on Christmas – HISTORY Lists
Get the facts on seven famous historical events that fell on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Below, check out some of our favorite Christmas videos.


Did you know Christmas wasn’t always celebrated on December 25th? Get the whole story behind the holiday.


Take a journey to the northernmost point on earth with North Pole: Deconstructed.


Find out more about some truly strange Christmas traditions.


Find out how to make fruitcake, a quintessential Christmas dessert.

Categories: Christmas, Holidays, Infographics, Videos