Why I'm a 'Christmas Expert'!
Since 2000, I've run, whychristmas?com, which has the most Christmas Information on the web! (My day job is a freelance web designer/developer.) I've always loved Christmas (I'm a very big kid!) and wondered about the 'whys' of Christmas; such as why do we have Santa, why we have Christmas Trees and why do we send Christmas Cards to each other?!
The site was started for teachers at local elementary/primary school. They came to me asking why they couldn't find a site about Christmas that was child friendly and "wasn't trying to sell the kids something"! So I made a little site for them!
That little site has grown and grown and now gets over 20 million page loads each December! (That hurts my brain...)
Through running the site, I've become an expert on Christmas traditions, customs and how Christmas is celebrated around the world.
I'm a Christian, so Christmas is important to me - remembering the birth of Jesus over 2000 years ago. But I'm also an all round 'Christmas Nut' listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas films throughout the year (The Muppet Christmas Carol is my favourite)!
My Christmas Sites
- whychristmas?com - my main Christmas information site - the biggest on the web!
- Online Carol Service - A simple carol service where you can listen to the carols and/or join in!
- TisTheSeasonTo.be - The #1 Christmas Karaoke site on the web
- Relaxing Snow - Watch it snow all year long!
- Cosy Fire - Get cosy round a log fire any time of year!
- IsItChristmas.today - Find out if it's Christmas anywhere in the world today!
- First Christmas Story - A fun animation of The Christmas Story
- Nativity App - Words to your Favourite Carol and The Christmas Story - Perfect for Caroling!
I've Talked About Christmas On
and on many more media places around the world!