Christmas

Illustration of a boy waiving to a train conductor
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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Illustration of a white bible
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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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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Child actress Margaret O'Brien
Movies and TV

Guideposts Classics: Margaret O'Brien's Love of Christmas

In this story from December 1948, the mother of child actress Margaret O’Brien shares how she and her daughter celebrated the Christmas season.

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Wes Allard in 1954
Stories of Faith

An Angelic Embrace Warmed a Soldier's Heart for the Holidays

A soldier on active duty during the Korean War is comforted at Christmastime.

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Actor David Niven
Power of Prayer

Guideposts Classics: David Niven's Christmas Prayer

In this story from December 1963, the Oscar winner recalls a wartime Christmas Eve when his practice of praying before turning in for the night proved an inspiration to his fellow soldiers.

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A close-up photo of Tullia Hamilton smiling in her home.
Angels

A Family's Christmas Angel Miracle

A beloved glass angel was lost in Hurricane Katrina. But then they stepped into a local secondhand store.

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