History.com Celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa

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Learn about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa origins and traditions at History.com

To celebrate the holidays, History.com's minisites for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa feature detailed information regarding the origins and traditions of each holiday.

Content featured on the Christmas site includes:

  • History.com Christmas Videos - Several video features are available on the site, including a look at the origins of Christmas, Santa Claus and American traditions.
  • Histories of Christmas, Christmas Trees and Santa - Explore the history of the holiday from how Christmas has been celebrated, or not celebrated, throughout the year to the origins of Santa Claus and the how the evergreen's association with Christmas first began.
  • Fast Facts - From how many Christmas trees are sold in the US annually to when the first eggnog was made, this page features fun facts about the holiday.
  • Additional Content - Includes the real story behind Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, a look at how people around the world celebrate Christmas and information about the Christmas truce of 1914.

Content featured on the Hanukkah site includes:

  • History.com Hanukkah Videos - Several video features are available on the site, including a look at the origins of Hanukkah and a Rabbi's discussion about the holiday.
  • History of Hanukkah - Examines the origins of the holiday.
  • Hanukkah Traditions - Explores traditions including the Menorah, latkes, dreidels and sufganiyot (fried jelly doughnuts).
  • Amazing Hanukkah Feats - Relays tales of the tallest Menorah and the biggest pile of Jelly doughnuts.

Content featured on the Kwanzaa site includes:

  • History.com Kwanzaa Video - Explores the history of the holiday, its roots and how it's become the afro-centric holiday for Americans of African descent.
  • History of Kwanzaa - Describes why Dr. Maulana Karenga created the holiday in 1966, the meaning of the word "Kwanzaa" and how families celebrate.
  • The Seven Principles - Explains the seven principles emphasized each day of the holiday, from unity on the first day and faith on the last.
  • The Seven Symbols - Details information regarding the seven symbols of the holiday, from fruits, nuts and vegetables to place mats, the unity cup and more.

About History
History™ and History HD™ are leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as Ax Men, Battle 360, The Universe, Cities of The Underworld and Ice Road Truckers, as well as acclaimed specials including King, Life After People, 1968 with Tom Brokaw, Lost Book of Nostradamus, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed and Sherman's March. History has earned four Peabody Awards, four Primetime Emmy® Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's latest initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. History's Web site, located at http://www.History.com, is the definitive historical online source that delivers entertaining and informative content featuring broadband video, interactive timelines, maps, games, podcasts and more.

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