According to popular song, Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year." Christmas serves as a holy day for those who celebrate the holiday and a marketing boon for retail companies. But what's behind the ornaments, trees, presents and fruitcakes that characterize the 25th of December? And where did that date originate?
Question 1 of 10
What year did the U.S. government declare Christmas a federal holiday?
Question 2 of 10
Why did early Europeans celebrate the winter solstice?
Question 3 of 10
Which is not a winter festival celebrated by ancient Romans?
Question 4 of 10
Why did the early church appoint Dec. 25 as the date for Christmas?
Question 5 of 10
Why did early Christmas carolers go singing door to door?
Question 6 of 10
What British ruler canceled Christmas upon assuming power?
Question 7 of 10
When did stores begin advertising for Christmas shopping?
Question 8 of 10
What is Boxing Day?
Question 9 of 10
Where did the tradition of outdoor lights during Christmastime originate?
Question 10 of 10