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Cloves, a traditional Christmas spice with healing properties

(NaturalNews) Cloves are often associated with Christmas recipes such as mulled wine and Christmas cake and not widely used in western culture or cuisine outside of the Christmas period. However, cloves have health benefits which could be enjoyed the whole year round. Cloves are native to Indonesia but the region with the largest production is Zanzibar in eastern Africa. Cloves ... Read More »

Something Special Will Happen to the Moon on Christmas Day

The last time there was a full moon on Christmas, Jimmy Carter was president and a gallon of gas cost 65 cents. But this year we get to party like it’s 1977 when the moon is shown in its full glory on Dec. 25, theWeather Channel reports. It’s an event that won’t happen again until 2034, and then every 19 ... Read More »

Mom Takes Flak for Buying Kids 300 Christmas Gifts

What’s wrong with giving your family hundreds of Christmas gifts? Quite a bit, according to reaction one mom received on social media. Emma Tapping, a married mother of three, posted a photo of her family Christmas tree nearly buried under more than 300 gifts. She then saw the image shared thousands of times, often with nasty comments about materialism and ... Read More »

Man Sends Christmas Cards to Queen, Gets Noticed

This is a Thursday, June 25, 2015 file photo of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, as they wave from the balcony of the Roemer town hall in Frankfurt, Germany. If you’re a commoner who wants to get Queen Elizabeth II’s attention, apparently it is possible, but it will take decades of work. In a touching Facebook ... Read More »

Christmas Trees

What we would recognize as the first modern Christmas trees surfaced in 16th-century Germany, where trees in public buildings or guild houses were decorated with fruits and sweets, which the children picked off on Christmas Day. The tree custom caught on slowly, and while legend has it that in 1777 a captured Hessian soldier made a Windsor Locks, Conn., prison ... Read More »

Kindergarten Parent Accused of Ruining Christmas

Every year for a decade, kindergarten students at Sartorette Elementary School in San Jose have been writing letters to Santa then delivering them to the man himself on a school-sponsored outing. Not this year. The Cambrian School District says this month’s field trip to meet Santa Claus at a local coffee shop has been canceled after a Jewish mother complained ... Read More »