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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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