Hello and Welcome To My Blog!
In Today’s Blog………..
Jennifer Steele, M-F 7p-12a, 101.5 K-HITS
Christmas Eve in the United States, which is annually on December 24, is the day before Christmas Day. It falls within the Christmas season, which is a time for people to buy presents and visit friends or relatives.
Is Christmas Eve a Public Holiday?
Christmas Eve is a public holiday in some areas, where it is a day off and schools and most businesses are closed. In other areas, Christmas Eve is a normal working day.
About Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve marks the start of the holiday season at the end of the year. For many Christians, it is a day to remember the events around the birth of Jesus. Some people, especially Roman Catholics, attend a midnight mass at church. Traditionally, the midnight mass started at midnight, just as Christmas Eve ended and Christmas Day started. However, now may churches hold this church service in the late afternoon or early evening of Christmas Eve.
Many Protestant churches also hold special services on Christmas Eve. These are often candle-lit and may be very solemn. Some include the presentation of a crib scene depicting the holy family, with statues or actors representing Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, the shepherds and various animals thought to be present in the stable where Jesus was born.
On Christmas Eve in 1914 and 1915, unofficial Christmas truces began in the World War I fighting. German soldiers lit candles and sung Christmas carols. On the other side, British troops responded by singing English carols. Soldiers from both sides shouted greeting and visited each other, sometimes exchanging small gifts. On Christmas Eve in 1968, the astronauts of Apollo 8 read from the creation story in the Book of Genesis. This was widely broadcast on television.
Christmas Vacation Lights Scene HD
A Visit from St. Nicholas
Merry Christmas from The Jennifer Steele Show!
The 80’s at 8!
Don’t forget to check out “The 80’s at 8” at 8am & 8pm M-F!
Request your favorite 80’s song or become a guest DJ by visiting our
“80’s at 8” page here.
Follow Me At:
Me & My Dog Jack!