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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Illustration by Tanguy Jestin
Angels

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
Angels

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
Angels

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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Freshly baked challah bread
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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