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Christmas

Holiday originating in Christianity, usually celebrated on December 25 (in the Gregorian or Julian calendars)

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.

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More than one in 10 young children likely to spend festive season without the basics, charity warns
Credit: Independent - Published 17 hours ago

Exercise bike and treadmill maker Peloton Interactive Inc's latest Christmas advertisement has been widely criticized on social media as being "sexist" and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Exercise bike and treadmill maker Peloton Interactive Inc's latest Christmas advertisement was widely criticized on social media as being "sexist" and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump was greeted by dozens of school children in northeast London on Wednesday when she attended a Salvation Army event to hand out..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

The school in Grantham has said it will be removing its Christmas cards post box.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Everything you need to know as pre-Christmas snap poll looms
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

As the Christmas decorations go up in Manger Square, Bethlehem is preparing for its best Christmas for two decades, the town's mayor and hoteliers say.
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

North Korea's foreign ministry warned again that its year-end deadline for the United States to change it "hostile policies" is approaching and said it was up to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the death toll from a measles..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Poland's Auschwitz Memorial called on the retailer to halt sales of the "disturbing" merchandise
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

Pope Francis on Sunday urged people to resist the excesses of consumerism in the period leading up to Christmas, calling it a virus that attacks faith and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth arrived in Bethlehem as a gift from the Vatican on Saturday, kicking..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth arrived in Bethlehem from the Vatican on Saturday, kicking off..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Christians await the return of the thumb-sized relic, which spent almost 1,400 years in Rome.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

A court in Australia sentenced three men on Friday to decades in prison for plotting bomb attacks on Christmas Day in 2016 at key sites in the southeastern city..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The men had planned to use machetes and explosives to maximise casualties in central Melbourne.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Peace on Your Plate say their song aims to send a positive message at Christmas.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

The gifts, which have been appearing over the past two weeks, are "spreading the Christmas spirit".
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

The illuminated Christmas presents are due to be switched on in Derby city centre on Friday.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

A toy appeal in Southampton encourages Christmas shoppers to buy an extra gift for those in need.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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