Objective:  Christmas is more than a day, it's a whole Liturgical season. 

It is a Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ from the Virgin Mary. God has given us the greatest gift, and that child born in a manger is meant to be born in every human heart and to change us from within, to give us a new creation. 

Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25 and how is it celebrated?

Learn this and more with this beautiful course on Christmas.

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Course curriculum

  • 01


    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Christmas - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Christmas - VIDEO

    • Christmas - QUIZ

    • Christmas - Live Lesson with Professor Marshall Connolly - December 23 @ 9 AM Pacific


Instructor Bio:

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Professor Marshall Connolly

Director of Education