Brief History of the Holiday -
Traces Christian observances back to their fourth century roots. Also
explains how St. Nicholas became a part of the observance. From CNN.
The Christmas Archives -
Historian Maria Hubert presents excerpts from her books and collected writings,
photographs, and artwork.
Diorama Bethlehem -
Display illustrates the Christmas story in a 3 dimensional reproduction of
the environs of Bethlehem. Located in Einsiedeln, Switzerland.
The History Channel: Real History of Christmas -
A look at some Christmas traditions, how they started, and how they influence
present day observances.
of a Christmas Box -
1906 essay that examines the child labor involved in preparing and
delivering a gift.
History of Christmas -
Traces the celebration back to its origins. From the publishers of World
The History of
Christmas in Massachusetts -
Information on how the Puritains first resisted Christmas, and then were drawn
into the holiday as immigrants moved into Massachusetts.
Christmas Stereoviews -
Stereoscopic photos published from 1897 to 1903 showing Santa Claus,
decorations, and children playing with their toys and having holiday parties.