Catholic Straight Answers
Christmas & Advent
Is there scientific evidence for the star of Bethlehem?
How do I keep my family focused on the true meaning of Christmas?
What is the meaning of the Advent wreath?
How Old was Saint Joseph when Jesus was Born?
What is Candlemas Day?
How should we prepare for Christmas?
Who were the Magi?
Do you have any good suggestions for how as a family we can prepare for Christmas?
What is the origin of the Nativity Scene (crèche)?
What is the origin of the Christmas tree?
What are the origins of the beautiful Christmas carol Silent Night?
What is the history and the meaning of the Advent wreath?
What are the “O Antiphons” recited in Advent as part of the Liturgy of the Hours?
Was Christ really born on December 25th?
What is the origin of the custom at Christmas of placing lit candles in the windows?
What is the origin of Christmas plant decorations?
What is the origin and meaning of the Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?
Is there a Santa Claus?
How did the celebration of Advent come about?