- NORAD Tracks Santa 2009
Watch NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) track Santa’s sleigh this Christmas Eve.
A child-safe, award-winning holiday site, Northpole.com celebrates the holidays with dozens of activities for children and families. Read some Christmas stories, visit Mrs. Claus' Kitchen for some yummy Christmas recipes, or visit Santa's Mailroom to send a letter to Santa.
- Better Homes & Gardens: Christmas
Includes gifts and decorations as well as food and entertaining.
- Christmas Time
You’ll find lots of information here about virtually every aspect of Christmas, including Christmas Stories and Poems, Christmas History and Traditions, and Christmas Music.
- How Christmas Works
Answers some common questions about Christmas.
- Christmas Recipes
The Internet's most complete selection of trusted Christmas recipes and advice - including fruitcake, fudge, and Christmas cookie recipes.
This site includes over three hundred recipes for Christmas cookies. Also included are a recipe exchange and recommended Christmas cookie cookbooks. Site is keyword searchable and recipes may be browsed by type of cookie or country of origin.
- Epicurous: Christmas
This website offers articles and recipes from Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines.
- Land O'Lakes: Christmas
This butter manufacturer offers 366 recipes for Christmas.
- BBC Lifestyle: Christmas
This British site includes recipes for turkey and goose, Edible gifts,
Christmas lunch, Festive baking, Veggie Christmas, Vegan Christmas.
- Christmas Recipes
Recipes and tips that are guaranteed to knock your stockings off for Christmas. From the Television Food Network.
Mexico Connect: A Christmas Kitchen
A selection of recipes for Christmas.
History of Christmas
- Victorian Christmas
Travel back in time to the Christmases of yesteryear with this website. It contains information on Victorian gifts, crafts, decorating, entertaining and more.
The History of Christmas
From the History Channel: links to stories and tales of Christmas.
- The History of Christmas
Includes information about the pagan origins of Christmas as well as
the Christian ones. Also has a small section on traditions in other
- The Many Faces of Santa
Who is Santa Claus and where did he come from? A short history of the legend of Santa Claus and a description of the many other names he is known by in other cultures.
Read about the origins of Yule, Saturnalia, and Solstice celebrations
Christmas Stories and Poems
Christmas Crafts and Activities
- Christmas Activities.Com
Listed are links to a range of coloring pages and Christmas crafts.
- Christmas Craft Projects
Try these free Christmas craft patterns and projects. Make a variety of Christmas related items such as wreaths, santa, trees, ornaments, coloring books, and more.
- Holiday Fun Printable Activities
From Kids Domain, links to printable puzzles, coloring pages, and activity sheets for Christmas. There are additional links for Winter,
Chanukah and Kwanzaa.
Christmas Around the World
Christmas Flora and Fauna
- Notes on a Holiday Deer
Are reindeer and caribou the same thing? What are the differences between these two animals? Find out in this article from Alaska Science Forum.
- Rangifer tarandus (Caribou)
Find out more information on these beautiful animals.
- Christmas Plants
Find out more about Christmas Trees, Holly, Ivy, Mistletoe and others. From the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Poinsettia Resource Center
This site gives the history of the colorful Mexican plant (Euphorbia
pulcherima), including its former medicinal and ceremonious applications, and its current commercial and Christmas ornamental value. There are also tips on selection, care, and how to encourage re-flowering.
- Electron Microscopy Unit Snow Page
What does snow really look like, anyway? Check out the fascinating electron microscope images of snow crystals.
Caltech's webpage includes information about the physics of snowflakes, snow crystals, and other ice phenomena as well as some beautiful pictures of snowflakes.
- Yes, Viriginia, there is a Santa Claus - read the editorial first printed in the New York Sun in 1897 in response to a letter from an eight-year-old girl.
- Bah, Humbug, Virginia!
For a discussion of the scientific reasons Santa cannot possibly exist.
Christmas Urban Legends
The site offers over two dozen Christmas legends and myths, including
Jesus' birth date, the number of wise men, the accepted meaning of the
Immaculate Conception, the origin of the Yule log, the symbolism of candy canes, Christmas cards, Boxing Day, and more, while discrediting
some commonly accepted Christmas news stories.
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