Christmas is the most magical time of the year and the motto for the biggest of all holidays is that miracles happen during it. If you think this is just a bunch of nonsense, the following true stories may convince you otherwise.
Santa Claus answers the letter of a poor little girl
By the age of 5, most kids begin to realize that sometimes the family doesn't have enough money to give them the gift they so desire.
5-year-old Helen Cardenas knew this full well but despite it all she decided to write a letter to Santa, believing that a miracle could happen. When her mother gave her a pencil and paper, she kindly asked Santa for a doll and shoes and sent the letter off toward the North Pole attached to a balloon.
However, the balloon ended up in the backyard of Julie Sanders. The woman read the heartbreaking wish of little Helen, found out where she lived and made sure she would receive the desired presents on Christmas morning.
Paralyzed boy begins to walk once again on Christmas
Back in 2008, a malignant cyst was found on the back of 7-year-old Marko Dutschak and doctors' prognoses was that he would spend the rest of his life paralyzed in a wheelchair.
Not a single clinic in Marko's native Australia was able to offer any treatment for the disease. Doctors told parents that they should just accept the critical condition of their boy.
And while medical professionals kept saying that they were unable to remove the cyst and that Marko would never move again, it started to get smaller and vanished completely at around Christmas, giving the 7-year-old boy the greatest gift he could hope for.
Christmas truce during World War I
One of the most unbelievable events to take place on Christmas was the temporary truce between the warring sides during World War I. On December 25, 1914, hundreds of soldiers spontaneously threw down their weapons and refused to partake in battle.
This happened on all fronts with German, French and British soldiers. Instead of fighting, they began singing Christmas songs and shared food and cigarettes to celebrate the holiday.See more