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HowStuffWorks.com Unwraps the Holiday Season

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Provides the Ultimate Online Guide to the Christmas Season

http://christmas.howstuffworks.com/

ATLANTA - November 22, 2006 – With December 25 just around the corner, the experts at HowStuffWorks.com have created the ultimate roundup of Christmas-related insight, history, tips, and facts in its new featured section called “The Christmas Channel” (http://christmas.howstuffworks.com/). “The Christmas Channel” features over 30 comprehensive articles written in HowStuffWorks easy-to-understand style that is appropriate for all age levels.

HowStuffWorks.com delves deep into the history of Christmas with its article “How Christmas Works,” addresses such popular topics as the origins of Christmas traditions, what Christmas actually means, why people give presents on December 25, and who Santa Claus really is. Other fun and enlightening topics include:

  • Why Christmas trees are decorated
  • Why oversized socks hang on mantels around the world
  • What the 12 days of Christmas are
  • Who is this reindeer named Rudolph?

“The Christmas Channel” provides links to other Christmas-related articles including “How Christmas Trees Work” and “How Christmas Lights Work.” Interesting facts such as how long a fruitcake can stay fresh, why “Yuletide” is sometimes used instead of “Christmas”, and how many Christmas cards are sent annually in the US are also found on HowStuffWorks’ Christmas Channel. The Christmas Songs section even offers the history behind and lyrics for the most popular holiday tunes.

To help make what can be one of the most stressful times of the year easier and more enjoyable for everyone, HowStuffWorks’ “Christmas Channel” also features hundreds of holiday recipes, buying guides for popular holiday gifts, and party planning tips.

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