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‘Tis the Season

Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:53 am

One aspect of Christmas that makes it so magical for those who celebrate are the rituals steeped in tradition and evolved over time.

Spanning decades and centuries, the practices associated with this wintertime celebration range from early to modern, uniting the holiday backstories of historical culture with those of today. From the simple reason children write letters to Santa Claus, to the surprising reason evergreen trees are decorated, the lesser known origins of these conventions are as curious as hanging socks from a fireplace mantle.

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