From traditional to non-traditional, you can have a great seasonal holiday

This is the time of the year when most people will be on holiday. They don’t need to be Christian to enjoy the festivities that are usually included at this important time of the Christian religious calendar. Over the years, pagan traditions have also been included.

It is only in countries where one other religion dominates (and Christianity is a minority religion) that you are not likely to experience these end of year traditions if your festive spirit includes a sense of adventure and you decide to go away for an extensive holiday.

Our earlier posts give you many ideas where you can spend your Christmas holidays, whether you want to immerse yourself in all the traditional festivities or locate yourself in more remote locations where surroundings do not allow you to be distracted by Christmas cheer.

What Christmas is all about

Homeward bound and determined to make the most of your longstanding family tradition, you may be one of the many who won’t be going on holiday this time around. Keep that in mind, though, because it’s well worth it. We’d like to give you one new approach to Christmas, particularly if you are rooted in the pagan rituals and hadn’t thought of this before. Christmas is essentially about the birth of Jesus Christ. In commemoration of this, why don’t you built your own nativity crib? It doesn’t have to be large; in fact, all it needs to be is intimate enough to stand alongside your Christmas tree and with more than enough room to spare in your living room. And with all the right tools at your disposal, the traditional saw and a portable nailing gun for instance, building your own crib will be easy.

Don’t limit yourself to tradition

But we’re all about travelling to faraway places, even as far as the North Pole where you know who lives. You could have a gorgeous and typical Christmas holiday close to where he lives by visiting any one of the Scandinavian countries in northern Europe. In earlier posts, we’ve mentioned Finland, Norway and Sweden.

But don’t expect to be able to see him this time around. This is his busiest time of year and he is likely to be making deliveries across the globe. In another post, we listed some of the most awe-inspiring concert halls in Europe and elsewhere. Across the world, there are many others too. This is ideal for the traditional lover of Christmas carols.

But for the traditional lover of peace and quiet, we also mentioned some of the most pristine beaches you are likely to find. For this time of the year, beaches are popular destinations so you are going to be challenged. Of course, you don’t need to limit yourself to beaches.

There are many other famous getaways and cultural sites that you should be making time to see anyway. But for Christian holidaymakers, what better place to visit than the place where it all began and within the world’s religious epicenter; Jerusalem.