US President-elect Barack Obama offered appreciation to the country's military on Christmas Eve in a recorded message and then asked children of uniformed troops if they had their wish lists ready.
Born on a cold night in the chapel of a small Austrian village, Silent Night, the world's most famous Christmas carol, is celebrating its 190th anniversary.
Ever wonder what Britain's royal family write on their Christmas cards? Australian Tim Kelly knows, as he receives one from the Queen every year.
The odds of a "white Christmas" in temperate parts of the northern hemisphere have diminished in the last century due to climate change.