Surf’s up on Christmas Day

Jane Fagan | 14 December 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: Christmas, music, picture books

Baby left in nativity scene’s manger

Tamara El-Rahi | 01 December 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Christmas, family

Do children have to be so expensive?

Shannon Roberts | 19 December 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Christmas, demography, fertility rate, parenting

The reason for the season

James Schall SJ | 18 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Christmas
Christmas Day 2000 years ago really did change the world for ever.

Something for next year’s stocking

Marcus Roberts | 26 December 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, Christmas, Japan

Christmas presence

Sheila Liaugminas | 24 December 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Birth of Jesus, Christmas, humanitarian relief, Nativity, peace

“I don’t make merry myself at Christmas”

Shannon Roberts | 24 December 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Adam Smith, Christmas, over-population

The Christmas tree, a Christian tradition

Michael Durnan | 16 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Christmas
A story of old England and Germany.

The wise men’s gift

Alma Acevedo | 04 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Christmas, Ephiphany
The traditional Christian feast of the Epiphany offers an abundance of life lessons for those willing to reflect on its meaning.

Three vignettes about Christmas and the Demographic Winter

Jennifer Roback Morse | 26 December 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Christmas, demographic winter, loneliness
We Baby Boomers rationalized having fewer kids by saying we were Saving the Earth. As luck would have it, our ecological religion of smaller families allowed us higher incomes and consumption than we could have had any other way. But we didn’t think through the human reality of that trade-off. Smaller families, more adults living with roommates instead of with families, more loneliness.

What Child Is This?

Sheila Liaugminas | 25 December 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Bethlehem, Christmas, Jesus Christ
That’s the name of a Christmas hymn. But like so many others this year, hymns I’ve heard all my life and I know by rote, it’s striking me as profound.

Merry Christmas!

Marcus Roberts | 21 December 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Christmas
Merry Christmas!

The More the Merrier

Tim Golden | 25 November 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: Christmas, family, humor

Too much Christmas pudding?

Shannon Buckley | 27 December 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Christmas, obesity, South Africa
Late December is traditionally the time when one starts to make resolutions to start eating healthily again after the food packed days that have come before. Or perhaps we can put it off for just a few more days – early January perhaps? In any case, according to the The Economist it is no longer just the Western world whose waistlines are widening.

7 reasons why “Merry Christmas” will always beat “Season’s Greetings”

Michael Cook | 20 December 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas
Don’t let Grinches steal your Christmas by substituting meaningless slogans.

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