Thirteen Christmas Links to Brighten Your Holiday

1. The Christmas Story In Art
Follow the Christmas story, including the birth of Jesus Christ and the events surrounding it, through art at the Metropolitan Museum.

2. The History Of Christmas from The History Channel
Each year, during the month of December, millions of homes across America are decorated with Christmas trees and fairy lights. But how much do you really know about this festive holiday?

3. Santa’s Secret Village
Enjoy the joy and magic of Christmas in Santa’s Secret Village! We invite you to experience a traditional look at Christmas through the many free activities here at Write to Santa, read stories, enjoy Karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes, play games and puzzles, print stories to color—even put you or your child in a personalized story! Our stories and activities combine traditional feelings of Christmas goodwill with state-of-the-art computer technology—all richly illustrated with original artwork.

4. A Huge Collection of Christmas Recipes from

5. The Annual NORAD Tracks Santa Website
(Don’t wait until Christmas Eve, there’s loads of fun here already!)

6. Coloring Pages from Children’s Author and Illustrator Jan Brett – lots of Christmas themes included

7. A Large Collection Of Christmas Carols and Midis

8. Another Page Of Lyrics – I think they have them all here!

9. Elf Yourself from Office Max is fun for all ages. Choose a face from your own photos and turn it into a dancing elf complete with music. They make great online Christmas Cards.

10. HighlightsKids has a Design Your Own Virtual Gingerbread House along with a lot of other seasonal activities for the kids.

You’d expect a site called “Merry Christmas” to be fun, and here are more games, MP3s of Christmas carols (like the well-known “Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella”), recipes, films, stories and traditions.

12. A Victorian Christmas…decorate the tree… make the plum pudding… click here to create the magic!

13. I have to add this one, if for no other reason than Old Time’s Sake .
Martha Stewart’s Christmas Site (and to think I used to believe that this was the only way to go!)

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