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Zechariah and Gabriel. Photo credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Zechariah: The Christmas Story’s Unsung Hero

The biblical tale of how this holy priest was visited by archangel Gabriel sums up the promise of this special season.

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Illustration by Susanna Harrison
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Spreading Joy with a Special Chicken Soup Story

Telling the hilarious tale of her aunt’s surprise soup became a Thanksgiving tradition.

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How Mary Virginia Merrick Founded The Christ Child Society

For over a century, the groundbreaking volunteering organization has made the world a better place for impoverished children.

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A fox in snow. Illustration by Dieter Braun
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A Christmas Miracle

Her young daughter longed for Saint Nicholas to bring her a fox. Her prayers were answered in an unexpected way on Christmas morning.

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Illustration by Tanguy Jestin
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How The Beach Boys Saved Their Christmas Spirit

This family was struggling in snowy Wisconsin. But the upbeat music from the California band helped turn things around.

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Illustration by Dàlia Adillon
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The Perfect Christmas Memory of Her Late Father

A heaven-sent dream comforted her on the first Christmas without her dad.

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Illustration by Nicolas Castell
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3 Inspiring Christmas Angel Stories

Whether it’s a message from above, an unexpected delivery or a heavenly light, the holiday season is the perfect time for some divine intervention.

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Grandma Mimi and her daughter/granddaughter. Photo credit: Natalia Weedy
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This Grandmother Made the Best Thanksgiving Dinner Ever

Her granddaughter’s dairy allergy seemed daunting. But with a new attitude, and a little creativity, she made a memorable meal.

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A slice of pumpkin pie in the sky. Illustration by Mike Hansen
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A Heaven-Sent Slice of Pumpkin Pie

Her mother’s favorite Thanksgiving dessert saved the day during a difficult holiday.

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Family saying grace at Thanksgiving dinner table
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3 Angelic Thanksgiving Stories

Heavenly visitors, gifts from above and unusual celebrations—these divine stories show us what the holidays are truly about. 

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