Christmas

Zechariah and Gabriel. Photo credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Angels

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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Angels

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
Angels

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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Inspiring Stories

Her Autistic Son's Magical Trip on the Polar Express

The classic story had comforted her 18-year-old son his entire life. Finally getting to experience the train ride in person was a dream come true. 

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Inspiring Stories

The Inspiring True Story Behind "Silent Night"

The church organ in a small Austrian village was silent for the 1818 premiere of the world’s most popular Christmas carol.

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Stories of Faith

How a Beloved Bible Helped Her Forgive Her Alcoholic Father

Finding her treasured childhood book allowed her to let go of her resentment.

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Snacks

Challah Bread

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or both, this delicious bread is the perfect holiday treat

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Katie Turner's Date Nut Balls; photo courtesy Katie Turner
Dessert

Date Nut Balls

This recipe was handed down to Katie from her mother, and now her own daughters help her make it at Christmastime

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Ina Garten. Photo credit: Quentin Bacon
Stories of Hope

Holiday Comfort Dishes with Chef Ina Garten

The author and star of The Barefoot Contessa shares her favorite, simple dishes to try and enjoy this holiday season.

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Motivational Stories

Joy to the World: The Inspiring Journey of the 2019 Rockefeller Tree

Carol Schultz shares how her Norway spruce was chosen from thousands to be the most famous Christmas tree in the world.

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