Holiday Fun

12 Pieces of Christmas Trivia

1. In 1836, Alabama became the first state to recognize December 25 as a legal holiday. It didn’t become a federal holiday until 1870. 2. Because Christmas trees used to be decorated with real candles, people used to keep water-filled containers near their Christmas tree. 3. Workers in the construction industry are responsible for the…

O’Henry’s Gift of the Magi

“The Gift of the Magi” is a classic Christmas tale by O. Henry about a young couple who each sells a precious possession to buy a gift for the other. This is the complete text of O’Henry’s short story, The Gift of the Magi, as provided by Project Gutenberg. ONE dollar and eighty-seven cents. That…

Ways to Say “Merry Christmas” Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in many parts of the world, but not everyone wishes each other a “Merry Christmas” (or even “Happy holidays!”). You may be familiar with “Feliz Navidad” in Spanish or “Joyeux Noël” in French, but how about “Selamat Hari Natal” in Indonesian? Every language has its own holiday greeting. If you’re curious how…

Budget Decorating for Christmas

For most people, Christmas is one of their favorite holidays, and decorating for the season is something a lot of people enjoy. Unfortunately, decorating your home for Christmas can be expensive. But there are many ways of decorating on a budget. One way to save money on Christmas decorations is to decide ahead of time…

An Easy Gift Idea – Snowman Soup Recipe and Poem

Do you need a quick, easy and inexpensive Christmas gift idea for someone on your holiday shopping list? Try Snowman Soup! Although Snowman Soup is really nothing more than a pack of hot chocolate given with “snowman pieces” in a gift mug, the poem you attach makes it a fun gift for just about anyone, and you won’t…

Create Free Animated Christmas Cards Online

Have some fun with your photos this holiday season! Smilebox is a service that lets you create free animated Christmas cards, slideshows and scrapbooks that you personalize with your own photos, text and choice of music. They have hundreds of designs for all occasions, including 95 different Christmas designs, and they’re all free – as…

“The Night Before Christmas” Parody

This parody of Clement C. Moore’s classic poem “The Night Before Christmas” makes fun of the callenges of being politically correct, and ends with a positive message for everyone. The Politically Correct Night Before Christmas ‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck… How to live in a world that’s politically correct? His workers…

Reindeer Jokes

Most kids love jokes. Adults may chuckle politely, but kids will laugh uproariously over the silliest jokes. So if you’ve got some kids waiting for some good, clean Christmas jokes, here you go – a list of silly jokes about Santa’s reindeer. Where do you find flying reindeer? Wherever you left them Can Santa’s reindeer…

Creative Christmas Letter Ideas

Who says a family Christmas letter has to be a letter? Here are some creative Christmas letter ideas to help you create a holiday update that everyone will enjoy reading. 1. Christmas Newsletter – If chronicling your entire year in one long letter seems too daunting, think of a few major events and write a…

Free Printable Santa Letters

Get your own free printable Santa letters at Christmas Letter Tips.com. Select one of two free designs available as .pdf or .doc files, or choose one of our premium printable Santa letters with colorful backgrounds that you can print at home. You can use these professionally designed letters from Santa Claus for ALL the children in your…