Christmas

Illustration of the Three Wise Men
Travel

How Three Kings Day Is Celebrated Around the World

The traditional celebrations vary from one country to another.

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Tonya May Avent. Photo credit: Jim Graham
Blended Families

Why Sweet Tea for Christmas?

Over the years, this delicious beverage became the cornerstone of her family’s holiday celebration.

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Katie Turner and her daughters. Photo credit: Katie Turner
Children

The Making of Christmas Mother-Daughter Tradition

This tasty date balls recipe was perfect for her two sous-chefs with little hands.

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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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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
Stories of Faith

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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