On This Day

December 1

"Christmas Vacation" was released in theaters (1989)

December 6

St Nicholas Day (my birthday!)

December 15

Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again" (1967)

December 16

Jingle Bells was the first song sung in space by astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra on Gemini 6 (1965)

December 17

Charles Dickens' classic story "A Christmas Carol" is published (1843)

December 18

Christmas observed in Armenia

December 19

Mrs. Claus first appeared in the short story “A Christmas Legend” written by James Rees (1843)

December 25

- Western Church selects December 25 to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ (273)
- Christmas first observed as a holiday in England (521)
- mpromptu cease fire between Britain and German armies – WWI (1914)

January 6

Orthodox Christmas

January 7

Christmas observed the Coptic Church in Ethiopia