The Holly and the Ivy is a French Folk Melody with an Unknown Composer
A story passed down over the centuries (its origin unknown) tells us that the holly tree (Holy Tree) originated by springing up here and there beneath the footsteps of Christ as he walked the earth. The sharp points of the plant prophesying of His crown of thorns, the bitter bark representing His death, the red berries His blood, the white flower His resurrection.
Reverand John Henry Hopkins Wrote The Quest of the Magi, the song better known as We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Three Kings, also known as The Quest of the Magi is based upon a story from the Bible, telling of men who traveled a long distance (most likely from Persia), guided by a star to see the child Jesus, the promised Messiah.
Tha Original Melody of The First Noel (Nowell) was Composed by an Anomymous Writer
In varied Christmas Carol books the song title will either read Noel, or Nowell. The English word Nowell< /i> is from the French word Noel, which means Christmas and is derived from the Latin word natalis meaning birth.
Christmas Nativity Scenes Present the Miracle Birth of Jesus the Savior of the World
It is true that the Nativity scene represents more than just a religion. It memorializes the birth of Jesus Christ. It captures that single moment in time when God, because of His mercy, sent the Savior of the world.
Balancing the Christmas Holiday Season with Blended Families
While God never intended for families to be broken, His grace can bring blended families out of the brokenness into peaceful acceptance of each other. With time, the relationships can even grow into unity and fellowship where division and anger once ran amuck.