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Do you know these other-than-Christmas December festivities?

Christmas is not the only December festivities there is. Have you ever heard about these?

With Christmas trees, cards, gift wrap, and just about every other piece of Christmas paraphernalia out there, it’s easy to think that Christmas is the only holiday celebrated in December. Easy, but wrong! Here are some of the other December festivities taking place around the world; do any inspire you to travel?   Hanukkah  (…)


Christmas Traditions from Around the World

It’s that time of year again! Time to overspend for a few days of overindulgence, re-gift those presents we’ve kept hidden in the back of our cupboards for a year because we can’t stand to look at them, and beg both our livers and stomachs for forgiveness (other festivities are available). Every person who celebrates(…)


Childhood Songs of Christmas Past

‘Tis the season to be jolly… Well no. Actually it’s not really. The commercial demonisation of what for some is a religious event and for others is a midwinter’s family get together drags the beginning of the celebration of Christmas earlier and earlier each year. In fact, we could have posted this back in August(…)


Around the World in Christmas Facts

Happy Hogswatch! Or Merry Christmas, if you prefer. It’s that time of the year again when we hold our annual overeating festival and crack out the family disputes over Trivial Pursuit. Or perhaps that’s just us here at Listen and Learn. Whatever you’re doing, we’d like to extend some Christmas greetings in your general direction.(…)