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Christmas Eve is December 24th.

Christmas in most homes begins on the evening of December 24th, where excited young children are encouraged to go to bed early so as not to miss out on gifts from Santa Claus.

Christmas Eve in the United States is a combination of a lot of traditions. Some families open presents Christmas Eve night, many go to church, or have different dinners, like ham, goose, etc.

Traditions in other parts of the world include;

  • The idea that animals have the power of speech at midnight on Christmas Eve. This superstition exists in various parts of Europe, and no one can hear the beasts talk with impunity.

  • There is also a French belief that on Christmas Eve, while the genealogy of Christ is being chanted at the Midnight Mass, hidden treasures are revealed.

  • In Russia all sorts of buried treasures are supposed to be revealed on the evenings between Christmas and the Epiphany, and on the eves of these festivals the heavens are opened, and the waters of springs and rivers turn into wine.





Norad's Santa Tracking Website


Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus (Newseum - The Interactive Museum of News)


The Real Story of Christmas (The History Channel)


Holiday Season Safety - The National Safety Council offers suggestions to help make your holiday season merry and safe.  Also see Christmas Tree Tips.




Angels Medley (Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve - 4:30/7.3MB)


Carol of the Bells (USAF Band of Mid-America - 1:23/1.3MB)


Carol of the Bells (USAF Band of the Rockies - 1:24/991KB)


Deck the Halls (Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve - 2:05/1.0MB)


Deck the Halls (USAF Band of the Rockies - 1:09/819KB)


Fum Fum Fum (USAF Band of the Rockies - 1:16/2.75MB)


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (USAF Band of Mid-America - 3:31/3.3MB)


Joyful Joyful (USAF Band of Mid-America - 3:33/3.3MB)


Sounds of the Season (Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve - 5:53/9.5MB)


Silent Night (Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve - 4:24/7.1MB)


Silent Night (USAF Band of the Rockies - 2:42/1.9MB)


We Wish You a Merry Christmas - (United States Navy Band - 1:36/1.5MB)


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