Christmas, a festival celebrated by Christian and non Christian alike. Christmas is continually changing through culture and commerce.
Charting Christmas is a documentary that looks at the history of this festival. We provide answers to questions "how did the good Bishop Saint Nicholas become Santa Claus?", "Why do we have Christmas trees, the Nativity plays and Christmas Carols?" and "why do we celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December?".
We chart back through time looking at many of origins of Christmas traditions and legends, from Charles Dickens to Saint Boniface and Saint Francis of Assisi. We look at the historical biblical accounts of the birth of Christ and the prophecies concerning the coming of the messiah.
We interview historians and biblical scholars who bring the history of Christmas to light. This documentary brings us great historical scenery from Israel and United Kingdom.
Join us as we chart our way through the history of Christmas.