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  • Richard Storrs Willis (1819 - 1900)
    Storrs Willis (February 10, 1819 – May 10, 1900) was an American composer, notably of hymn music. One of his hymns is "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (1850), with lyrics by Edmund Sears. He was also ...
  • Augustus Imgard (1828 - 1904)
    For many years August was credited for bringing the first Christmas tree to America. This was proven to be incorrect- he didn't even have the first Christmas tree in Ohio. But, he certainly had one of ...
  • Bishop Johannes de Watteville (1718 - 1788)
    Johannes von Watteville===* Born: October 18, 1718, Walschleben, Germany (near Erfurt).* Died: October 11, 1788, Gnadenfrei, Silesia (now Piława Górna, Poland).Born Johann Michael Langguth, Johannes wa...
  • Frank Capra (1897 - 1991)
    Russell Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who worked his way from Los Angeles's Italian ghetto to become the creative force behind...
  • Jimmy Stewart (1908 - 1997)
    Stewart was one of Hollywood's most respected and admired stars during his long movie career. He won an Academy Award in 1940 and was considered by many critics to be one of the great leading men from ...

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS WORLDWIDE
CHRISTMAS LEGENDS

Christmas is an annual holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, most commonly observed on December 25. It is celebrated as a religious and cultural event among billions of people around the world.

Christmas is celebrated by Christians and non-Christians. Many stories, legends, and traditions have evolved over the years connected to Christmas. This project is open to profiles connected to music, art, literature, legends, stories both true and fictional related to Christmas in some way. Add the profiles you find. Just make sure something in the About section explains the person's connection to Christmas.

There are a number of different dates for Christmas depending on which calendar is used.

  • December 25 – Western and some Eastern churches
  • January 7 (Julian December 25) – some Eastern churches
  • January 6 – Armenian Apostolic and Armenian Catholic Churches
  • January 19 (Julian January 6) – Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

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