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Christmas Quest – Take the Challenge

Use the site to search out the answers to these Christmas trivia questions

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…All the answers to the following questions can be found on the site. Take the challenge and then let us know how you got on… 1. Who was the first person to design and print a Christmas card? 2. Where was Saint Nicholas…

Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child

What is Operation Christmas Child?

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Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child

What is Operation Christmas Child?

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…Operation Christmas Child is just part of the work they do. Each year they encourage schools, churches and individuals to fill shoe boxes full of gifts such as: TOYS small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys…

Christmas Traditions

What are the origins of our Christmas traditions?

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Christmas Traditions

What are the origins of our Christmas traditions?

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Christmas in Church

How might Christmas be celebrated in churches?

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Christmas

What makes Christmas so special?

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Christmas is probably the most popular of all Christian festivals. From the beginning of September shops and restaurants are getting ready for the ‘Christmas rush.’ Most schools will put on Christmas plays, in towns Christmas lights decorate the streets and Christmas trees can be…

Christmas Cards

Where does the idea of a Christmas card come from?

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Christmas Cards

Where does the idea of a Christmas card come from?

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…The very first Christmas card was made in 1843. Henry Cole had it designed, and printed 1000 of them. The cards were printed in black and white and then were coloured by hand. Cole sold them from a shop in London. The picture shows…

Christmas Trees

How did the tradition begin?

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Christmas Trees

How did the tradition begin?

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…The practice of tree decoration has been found in many ancient cultures. Often, trees were brought indoors and decorated to ensure a good crop for the coming year. The tradition of the modern Christmas tree was likely started in the 8th century with St….

Christmas Carols

What is the origin of these Christmas songs?

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Christmas Carols

What is the origin of these Christmas songs?

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…The first Christmas Carols came from France. The singers would dance as they sang – the word ‘carol’ means a circling dance. Christmas carols have been sung in UK churches for 800 years. Cheerful carols would be sung and the Christmas story acted out…

The First Christmas

What do we learn about Christmas in the Bible?

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The First Christmas

What do we learn about Christmas in the Bible?

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Christmas is an important time for Christians. It is the time when they remember God coming to earth in the form of a baby (this is known as the incarnation). In the Bible, Jesus is referred to as ‘Immanuel,’ which means ‘God with us.’…

Christian Festivals

What are the big events that happen during the year?

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Christian Festivals

What are the big events that happen during the year?

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…It is also the season for bonfires and fireworks. In the same way some Christian churches also divide their year into different seasons. These seasons are called Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter. The times in between these seasons are known as ‘Ordinary time’. Each…