Christmas

Actress Lacey Chabert; photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images
Family

Lacey Chabert: Christmas Is Close to My Heart

The star of multiple Hallmark holiday movies wants to help you find the spirit of the season.

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Illustration by Aurélie Blanz
Angels

How Jesus Helped Her Son in a Christmas Play

Her four-year-old son was the innkeeper in the church’s annual Christmas pageant. Could he remember his line?

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A Christmas wreath surrounded by two angels. Illustration by Hennie Haworth
Angels

This Christmas Wreath Became a Source of Divine Comfort and Love

The festive decoration was just what they needed for their first Christmas as a blended family.

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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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Faith and Prayer

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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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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