Chris Alexander

In this December show, Carolina Catholic reached out to Catholics on Facebook to find out what traditions and carols Catholic families love and what they are doing to keep Christ in Christmas in their families. The responses have been wonderful! My guest host, Linda Perunko, and I will be recounting the wonderful traditions that many have including, putting on Christmas pageants for the children, setting up the family's crèche, lighting the Advent wreath, praying the Antiphons, and making a birthday cake for Jesus. In addition, we will chat about the meaning behind our Christmas traditions and how every symbol of Christmas had its origin in our Catholic history.

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Show Notes

Books used:

Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs by Francis X. Weiser, S.J.

Religious Customs in the Family by Francis X. Weiser, S.J.

Catholic Customs and Traditions by Greg Dues

The Catholic Home by Meredith Gould

The Essential Advent & Christmas Handbook  and  Advent Begins at Home by Liquori Press.


Catholic Traditions for Advent and Christmas from Catholic Education Resource Center

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Traditions from Fish Eaters

Catholic Traditions for Advent and Christmas from Catholics United for the Faith


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