Poinsettias were named for the first US diplomat to Mexico. The flower was more successful than he was. How it went from Aztec dye to Christmas decoration.
Translating "Merry Christmas" into Hawaiian offers insight into the language's modest inventory of consonants.
Americans still purchase approximately 1.6 billion holiday cards a year. What about this old-fashioned tradition appeals to so many?
In the U.K., Christmas decorations are often associated with the lower-class, and such visibility has been scorned and criticized.