Fox News Family Shares Christmas Traditions in New Book
By Movieguide® Contributor
The Fox News family is sharing how they spend Christmas with the release of a new book, “All American Christmas.”
The book was compiled by Rachel Campos-Duffy and Sean Duffy, and has contributions from Dana Perino, Shannon Bream, Brian Kilmeade, Bret Baier, Martha McCallum, and other Fox News faces.
“For us, we thought, isn’t it great to take other people’s stories of how they celebrated Christmas when they were little, how they celebrate it now,” Duffy said in an interview with CBN News. “What we love about our Christmas is we both come from very different traditions.”
Holiday traditions vary from person to person; even in the Duffy’s own marriage! Rachel’s family used fake Christmas trees, while Sean, who grew up in Wisconsin, always had a real one.
“I was like, who doesn’t cut down their Christmas tree? You have a fake Christmas tree in your house? That’s sinful,” he laughed. “That’s one of our traditions that Rachel has bought into. So now we take our kids out every year. We have nine kids. We take them out. And it’s usually after Thanksgiving. We’ll go get our tree and it’s a big celebration for our family as we kick off Christmas.”
Although the true message of Christmas can sometimes get lost in all the hustle and bustle of the season, the Duffy’s keep the story of Christ’s birth at the center of their celebration.
“For us, it’s what it’s all about,” said Rachel. “In our book, we talk about other people who are friends of ours at Fox News who have different traditions. Some of them are from mixed Jewish and Christian heritages and they have to mix all these things. We’re both Catholic. I’m Hispanic Catholic. He’s Irish Catholic and so the beauty of that is we as a family are very intentional about it. It’s very important to us.”