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Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.
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Virtual Tour and Site Map of Sanctuary Bethlehem site description for Virtual Tour and Site Map of Sanctuary Bethlehem
Click to go full screen and then enjoy an amazing virtual tour of the Sanctuary Bethlehem, including the Basilica, a large church that has stairs leading below to the place of the Nativity. The Site Map has links within it with more detailed information about each section of the church and surrounding... 
http://www.bethlehem.custodia.org/default.asp?id=455

 
Advent Calendar site description for Advent Calendar
Choose your favourite calendar background. Each day of Advent opens up something interesting, with music, images, animations and related Bible references. 
http://www.jamtrust.org/resources/adventcalendar/AdventCalendar.html

 
Christmas Traditions in France and Canada site description for Christmas Traditions in France and Canada
This lovely award-winning bilingual (French/English) site creatively explores Christmas celebrations in Canada and in France from the middle ages to the present day. This site is rich--it calls itself "an imaginary exhibition," and it can be appreciated on many levels. If you'd like to visit just... 
http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/noel/angl/noel.htm

 
Nativity Story site description for Nativity Story
Use these four scenes to tell the nativity story. Drag and drop the characters in the scenes and then add your text. You can print the story out when you are done. 
http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Nativity-Story-Maker-1883

 
Handel's Hallelujah Chorus site description for Handel's Hallelujah Chorus
This extensive site about George Handel has a detailed history of his famous creation "Messiah". To access more about Handel and his work, choose from the menu choices at the top. 
http://gfhandel.org/messiah.html

 
The Christmas Story site description for The Christmas Story
"The birth of Jesus Christ and the events surrounding it are the subject of many beautiful works of art in the Metropolitan Museum." (site) Explore and learn with these wonderful images. 
http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/interactives/adults-teachers/the-christmas-story

 
Christmas Traditions of Ukraine site description for Christmas Traditions of Ukraine
Ukrainian Christmas traditions are described on this page. The relationship between Christmas and religion is highlighted.  
http://www.infoukes.com/culture/traditions/christmas/

 
Sviat Vechir site description for Sviat Vechir
"To commemorate Christ's birth, the evening before Rizdvo, Sviat Vechir, a ritual meal is prepared with 12 meatless dishes. The recipes differ between the regions of Ukraine..." Browse and try out these traditional Ukrainian recipes.  
http://www.infoukes.com/culture/traditions/christmas/sviat_vechir.html

 
Star of Bethlehem - What was the Star? site description for Star of Bethlehem - What was the Star?
"Scholars debate whether the Star of Bethlehem is a legend manufactured by the early church or a miracle which marked the advent of Christ. But if the Star was a real astronomical event, what could it have been?" 
http://www.bethlehemstar.net/

 
Bethlehem site description for Bethlehem
This informative site has photographs and descriptions of places in and around Bethlehem including the Church of the Nativity and a shepherd's field. 
http://www.bibleplaces.com/bethlehem.htm

 
Prayers and Customs for Advent and Christmas site description for Prayers and Customs for Advent and Christmas
This page has resources to help you develop and plan Advent activities. 
http://cptryon.org/prayer/adx/index.html

 
Luke 2:8-14 (Bible Gateway) site description for Luke 2:8-14 (Bible Gateway)
This Bible Gateway site gives access to the Bible passages that cover the Christmas story. 
http://bible.gospelcom.net/bible?Luke+2:8-14

 
History of the Advent Calendar site description for History of the Advent Calendar
Learn more about the advent calendar and its religious roots. 
http://www.sellmer-verlag.de/history.htm

 
Silent Night - Holy Night: The History Of This Christmas Hymn site description for Silent Night - Holy Night: The History Of This Christmas Hymn
BBC offers the legends and truths behind some of the most famous Christmas carols: Silent Night and The Twelve Days of Christmas. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/christmas/carols_1.shtml
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