Ritual feasting emerged around the time humans were beginning to farm. It came to play an important role in societal bonding, much as it does today.
To avoid getting a Darwin Award this Christmas, don't do what these people did.
The animals that are so familiar in Christmas cards and carols did not begin to make an appearance until hundreds of years after Jesus' birth.
Canadians are a wasteful bunch, especially during the holidays. Redesign your holidays this year to cut back on garbage and food waste.
Rather than simply trying to trick people, the masters of marketing know it's much easier to understand and work with innate human flaws.
Every December Australia's air travel peaks, as we travel to family and friends (or flee on holiday). Many buy carbon offsets for these flights – but what do they actually do to our carbon emissions?
Belief in miracles such as the virgin birth of Jesus are surprisingly persistent – even in the 21st century.
Family is not a clearly defined structure in the story: It isn’t biological or reflective of some 'norm.' It is instead a choice to stick together, come what may.
Holiday traditions – whether culinary, religious, decorative or musical – help families bond and individuals feel stable and content.
There's no need for parents to bust the Santa myth. Children figure out the truth themselves, at a developmentally appropriate time. In the process, they build their reasoning skills.
There are many ways in which older people can engage in their communities and meet new people this Christmas.
Here are the UK's most popular Christmas songs.
How do foods break into new niches and global markets? US cranberry growers, saddled with large surpluses and working to boost demand for their product, could take a lesson from soybeans.
Toys and games that involve friends and family members are more than just fun: they can foster new skills, challenge children to work in a team and encourage thinking and idea development.
The average owner spends between £21,000 and £33,000 on their dog in its lifetime.
Apps which encourage children to develop language, literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills through play are excellent gifts this Christmas.
Mistletoe and wine are a dangerous combination at the office Christmas party.
Blocks probably won't top Christmas wish lists, but they have many benefits including developing fine motor skills, social, cognitive and language skills, and spatial reasoning and language.
For those wondering whether it is sinful to drink, even moderately, a scholar goes into the history of alcohol and its distillation to show how early monks and priests contributed to it.
Tesco is right, British Muslims enjoy Christmas just as much as the next family.