Category Archives: Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

Christmas in Brazil: A Magnificent Celebration of Light

As Ornamentshop.com revels in its global look at Christmas traditions around the globe, we freely admit: it can be difficult to point to any one country and give it exclusive credit for inspiring any single tradition. At Christmastime, after all, the world becomes a melting pot of converging traditions, all somewhat familiar in their own [...]

Christmas in Bethlehem

Christmas in Bethlehem – The birthplace of Jesus Christ Given the conflict that takes place there today, it’s difficult to imagine that Bethlehem was once a calm and welcoming haven for a desperate couple seeking refuge for a woman in labor. No series on the traditions of Christmas would be complete without a look at [...]

Christmas in Austria at the Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)

If you’re enjoying our traditions of Christmas series as much as we hope you are, then you’ll forgive us if our gaze lingers on Christmas in Austria. At Ornamentshop.com, we marvel that this vibrant country — located thousands of miles away from the East Coast of the United States and even further from the West [...]

Christmas in Australia

If you’re wrapped in a warm blanket or afghan, you may not want to read about Christmas in Australia. That is, of course, if you’re the jealous sort. Otherwise, you just may get a kick out of the fact that kangaroos aren’t the only ones hopping to celebrate Christmas in Australia – the land down [...]

Christmas in Argentina

At Christmastime especially, we celebrate our ethnicity – in big ways and small ways and especially with food and special dishes that are prepared only once a year. Every family celebrates its history and customs and, in doing so, perpetuates the traditions of Christmas that they hold dear. In this spirit, Ornamentshop.com is delighted to [...]