When Christmas comes, people usually think of buying gifts for their loved ones. A few think of the beauties of Christmas music and church services. But most people revel in the festivity of the Christmas tree, with its glimmering tinsel and the gifts around it.

It’s good to celebrate the birth of Christ with songs, dinners, and the exchange of gifts; but if material festivity becomes the only purpose of all the Christmas celebration, it’s a pity, and nothing is gained. We must remember that on Christmas Day we should exchange not only useful gifts, but gifts that remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. More

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December 22 – December 26

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December 29 – January 2


Hidden Meaning in the Nativity?
by Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda’s Final Christmas Message
by Swami Kriyananda (Dec. 2012)

Hallelujah Chorus — Christmas Concert
by the Ananda Village Choir

The Festival of Light in Dance

What Was the Star of Bethlehem?
by Nayaswami Devi

The Infinite Christ
by Nayaswami Maria


15 Ways to Spiritualize Your Christmas Season
by Nayaswami Savitri

Creating Your Christmas Happiness
by Paramhansa Yogananda

The Spiritual Power of Christmas
by Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi

Saint Nicholas, Man of God
by Lorna Knox

Wake Up and Accept the Gift of Life
by Paramhansa Yogananda

Revelations of Christ (book)
by Swami Kriyananda