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Christmas

Holiday originating in Christianity, usually celebrated on December 25 (in the Gregorian or Julian calendars)

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.

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Tis the season to be jolly-well turned off by grating tunes, work parties and general unnecessary excess.
Credit: The Age - Published 3 days ago

Retailers are expecting a tough Christmas but pin their hopes on a better 2020.
Credit: The Age - Published 3 days ago

Can you believe that Naomi Wolf tried to kill Christmas? It depends how much weight you give to Angus Taylor's word, I suppose.
Credit: The Age - Published 4 days ago

Anti-terror officers armed with assault rifles will patrol Australian airports this Christmas.
Credit: SBS - Published 5 days ago

Bomb-detection dogs and anti-terror officers armed with assault rifles will patrol Australian airports this Christmas.
Credit: SBS - Published 5 days ago

How good is Christmas? Overdue actually, according to some 300 Coalition MPs and staff who arrived at the Prime Minister's Courtyard in Parliament House on..
Credit: The Age - Published 6 days ago

The rich list and political inner circle gathered for Lachlan Murdoch's Christmas drinks, including the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and other business and..
Credit: The Age - Published 6 days ago

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump was greeted by dozens of school children in northeast London on Wednesday when she attended a Salvation Army event to hand out..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Canadian firefighters will leave freezing conditions in their homeland to help fight bushfires in Australia, giving up Christmas with their families to do so.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

As the Christmas decorations go up in Manger Square, Bethlehem is preparing for its best Christmas for two decades, the town's mayor and hoteliers say.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

North Korea's foreign ministry warned again that its year-end deadline for the United States to change it "hostile policies" is approaching and said it was up to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the death toll from a measles..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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