Browsing: December 25

A Brief History Observed primarily on December 25, Christmas is the most joyous time of the year. The spirit of giving seems so high during this holiday season.  Everyone just cannot stop giving gifts to their friends and loved ones, but if you and your friend live a zero-waste lifestyle, it is certain that you do not forget giving the environment, not just the people around you, the gift of love as well. Yes, you can certainly give the environment a gift of love by buying gifts that align with your goals of living a zero-waste lifestyle. Do not worry…

A Brief History On December 25, Christians around the world celebrate Christmas as a special time full of cheer and love. Many people look forward to going home and spending time with family. Some of the fondest memories people have of their childhood involve Christmas time – playing in the snow, opening presents, and feeling the cheer in the air. For some parents though, Christmas is a stressful holiday. Although this can be easily avoided. With proper planning beforehand, everyone can have an unforgettable Christmas as a family. Here are a few tips to get you started. Digging Deeper Have…

A Brief History World War I has seen its share of bloodshed and tragedy. Still, around Christmas time in 1914, something miraculous happened. After violence has claimed a considerable number of lives, the German and British soldiers have decided to stop killing each other for the holy Christmas day. This way, the unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 began. But what made it possible for them to start singing carols, and what is the actual story of the famous Christmas Truce? Let’s find out more! Digging Deeper How It All Begun Before the legendary event of World War I, the soldiers…

A Brief History On December 25, 1951, Civil Rights activists Harry T. Moore and Harriette V. S. Moore were killed by a bomb explosion at their home in Sanford, Florida.  Unfortunately, for many people, Christmas has not always been a time of happiness and celebration, but a time of death and destruction.  Today we examine several of the unhappy incidents that have happened on this otherwise jolly holiday.  Feel free to nominate other incidents that could be included on such a list, or to take exception with anything we have listed.  (The list is in no particular order and we…

A Brief History On December 25, 1977, English acting legend Charlie Chaplin died of a stroke at the age of 88.  His 75 year career was most notable for his silent movie contributions, although he suffered from criticism for his increasingly strident political leanings in later years.  He was also criticized for his penchant for the ladies, especially younger women, some of whom he married, with his 4th and final wife being only 18 years old to his 54 years when they married in 1943.  Chaplin died on Christmas Day in 1977, a day that popular culture has recognized as…

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