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Holidays & traditions, and the gifts that go along with them. We provide lots of creative gift ideas, but more than that we’re interested in using this space to explore the holidays themselves and the traditions we associate with them.

Hopefully you come away inspired to begin new traditions with your family. Maybe you’ll start Jolabokaflod, which is our favorite book-related holiday tradition, or perhaps you’ll looking for new Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions that Children Love.

You may want to incorporate more plain-old-fashioned fun and joy into your Christmas activities. In that case, here are 15 Joyous Christmas Traditions to start with your family this upcoming holiday season.

Classic Holiday Films

10 Old Christmas Movies to Watch Every Year

Old Christmas movies can evoke some of the greatest warm fuzzies of the entire holiday season. There’s something special about finishing off the leftover Thanksgiving pie, curling up with a blanket and a cup of cocoa, and queuing up an old, sentimental, classic holiday flick. There’s plenty of old Christmas movies to choose from. You’re …

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65+ Great Gift Ideas for Men

65+ Best Gifts for Men (You’ll Thank Us Later)

Men are tough. Tough as in impossible, difficult, troublesome, confusing, enigmatic…. yet wonderful, delightful, and you really can’t live without us. More to the point, we are tough in the sense of “it’s tough to find gifts for men.” I should know, my wife tells me this every Christmas and birthday. And on our anniversary. …

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Here's why we decorate our Christmas tree with skeleton ornaments.

We decorate our Christmas tree with skeletons. Here’s why.

You know how Christmas decor starts right after Halloween? Like, November 1st hits and wham, everything is green and red with bright sparkly lights and ho ho ho. Of course you know. Everyone says, “Golly gee, I can’t believe the year has flown by and it’s Christmas again!” Like this hasn’t happened before. Every. Year. …

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13 ways to love your neighbor and honor Christ on Halloween

Halloween Evangelism: 13 Ways to Honor Christ & Love Your Neighbors

How do we Christians honor Christ and love our neighbors on Halloween? More specifically, on a day when our neighbors are literally coming to our door and asking for gifts – what we might call “grace” – what is the best way to display the Greatest Gift of all? That’s right, I’m talking about Halloween …

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