Traditions of Christmas: Christmas Lights

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The idea and shape and form of Christmas lights have greatly transformed themselves since their inception in the 17th Century. In 17th Century Germany, the idea of decorating a Christmas tree with lights began in which small candles were attached … Continued

Traditions of Christmas: Santa Claus

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The history of Santa Claus begins with a man called Saint Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor, now Turkey. Saint Nicholas was known for his charity and wisdom. Legends tell of him coming from a wealthy family and … Continued

Traditions of Christmas: The Christmas Stocking

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There are many legends and miracles attributed to Saint Nicholas but the ones that give him his gift-giving role involves his love of children. He was very shy, and wanted to give money to poor people without them knowing about … Continued

Traditions of Christmas: Holly

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Holly is special because the early church leaders wanted to wipe out pagan myths.  The red berries represent the blood of Christ and the green represents eternal life. It is also believed to bring good luck. In the pagan culture, Holly … Continued