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Welcome to the most heartwarming time of the year! In celebration of the UP Faith and Family exclusive Christmas at the Amish Bakery, let’s explore the top 5 uplifting Amish Christmas traditions. If you’ve ever wondered how the Amish celebrate Christmas, prepare for a journey into a world of simplicity, warmth, and the authentic spirit of the holiday season. Picture flickering candlelit services, homemade delights straight from the Amish bakery, and a quilt of traditions that beautifully weave families and communities together in the embrace of faith and love.

Gift Giving: Practical Delights in a Joyful Season

The Amish may or may not choose to give presents to celebrate the birth of Christ. If they do, the gifts tend to be small, practical, and not ostentatious. For example, they may exchange homemade gloves, needlepoint, or writing paper.

Quilting: Stitching Love, One Patch at a Time

Imagine the coziest quilt, stitched with love and stories interwoven into every patch. Quilting isn’t just about making a blanket; it’s a testament to fellowship. During Christmas, these handmade masterpieces become cherished gifts, enveloping loved ones in the warmth and tradition.

Friendship Bread: Sharing Sweet Moments

Amish values revolve around humility and community support. Consider the Friendship Bread featured in Christmas at the Amish Bakery. Beyond its delightful taste, it symbolizes community and camaraderie. Sharing this doughy delight embodies passing around a recipe for happiness—a demonstration of faith in action through community.

Christmas Services: Illuminating Spirits

Envision a Christmas Eve candlelit service—an ethereal moment resonating with the purity of faith. For the Amish, this tradition illuminates the path of togetherness, where voices unite in carols and hearts are warmed by the glow of candles, celebrating the true reason for the season. After, they spend time together sharing memories and celebrating community.

Feasting & Fellowship: The Heart of Second Christmas

In Amish communities, the tight-knit family celebrations of Christmas give way into a second day of festivities with friends and extended English community. Second Christmas unfolds around tables laden with homemade delights—a feast embodying the essence of faith, fellowship, and family ties.

You can watch all these all these faith and family-centered traditions while watching Christmas at the Amish Bakery, streaming exclusively on UP Faith and Family! Dive into this heartwarming movie to experience the beauty of timeless traditions rooted in faith.

And if you loved learning more about Amish culture in Christmas at the Amish Bakery, check out The Confession: An Amish Musical, Plus One at and Amish Wedding and many other heartwarming titles to help you explore this world, also on UP Faith and Family.

May your Christmas be blessed with the true essence of faith, family, and the joyous spirit of the season. Merry Christmas and happy baking!


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Zoie Taylor is the Streaming Coordinator for UP Faith & Family. She loves all things TV & Film. Her top 3 titles on UP Faith & Family are Heartland, Wildfire, and The Engagement Plot. Her favorite Heartland characters are Lisa and Jessica.

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