Tagged: Christmas

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...

An exchange of gifts

GUEST EDITORIAL BY SR JUDY COYLE IHM It is common during the Christmas season to exchange gifts, husband and wife, parent and child, friend and friend. The gift may be pleasing to us, and...

Christmas memo

CHRIS MOERDYK takes aim at the wrong kind of Christmas spirit. Every year at Christmas, I must admit to getting a little piqued at the commercialisation of it all. What riles me most is...

Getting ready for Christmas

The singer Andy Williams would have you believe that its the most wonderful time of the year. Yeah, right. Try stressful, Andrew. December is a rush, and Christmas is to blame: preparing for Christmas...