Several popular Christmas songs and poems have been added to the legend of Christmas, to the point where they are seen as inseparable from the holiday of Christmas itself. Several Christmas myths include:
A number of modern fictional Christmas stories have become very popular in their own right. Many of these have been adapted to movies and TV specials. These stories have been broadcast and repeated many times on TV over the years. Beginning with the popularization of home video during the 1980s, these Christmas specials have seen numerous video editions, and they are sold and re-sold every year during the holiday shopping season. Some popular fictional Christmas specials include:
Silent Night" and the story of Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus are among the most well-known of these true tales of Christmas.
See also: Snowman, List of Christmas specials, List of Christmas movies