Category: Christmas Facts

A Priest Put the Hook in Candy Canes

A sweet that has become symbolic of Christmas treats owes its mass-produced existence to a Catholic priest who once kicked Elvis Presley out of his church hall, as Malea Hargett explains. A Catholic priest...

Christmas Goes Pop

GUNTHER SIMMERMACHER presented the Rhythm & Truths music show on Radio Veritas a while back. Here he discusses some of the songs he played on the  Christmas special broadcasts and his reasons for choosing...

Christmas Fun Facts You Didn’t Know

Father Christmas’s traditional red suit was first invented by Coca Cola and was seen in their advertisements in 1931. The name Santa Claus made its first appearance in print in a short story by...

A Brief History of Christmas

The feast of the Nativity wasn’t always Christmas trees and jingle bells, and Jesus probably was not born on December 25. GUNTHER SIMMERMACHER charts a brief history of Christmas. THE FIRST NOEL Other than...