How The Golden Cobwebs Came To Be

In awe of the Christmas Tree, the spiders circled round the adorned evergreen boughs to take in all they could see. When the Christmas Fairy saw the cobwebs the next morn, she. . .

Who could resist the awe of a Christmas tree?

Certainly not spiders.

They, just like any little people in the house, hoped for a glimpse…

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How Scrooge Sparked Christmas & More Yuletide Origins

You know Dasher & Dancer & Prancer & Vixen. But do you know where these yuletide traditions originated?

‘Twas a time before Christmas.

Unimaginable as it may seem, the holiday brought little more than a glad tiding or cup of good cheer. To unearth the origins of time-honored traditions held today requires a return to  Victorian Christmases.

. . . To precisely one in particular. . . that of Ebenezer Scrooge.

A little Christmas book.

Selling out in three days’ time, Charles Dicken’s “little Christmas book” became a classic straightaway. Of a myriad of Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol, its message of giving fostered convictions in the rich and inspired the classes from merely observing the holiday to celebrating it.

Speaking of old Ebenezer. . . .

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Christmas Traditions: Bûche de Noël

The Yule Log, or Bûche de Noël, is a French Christmas cake, the history of which stretches back before the medieval era. Continue reading “Christmas Traditions: Bûche de Noël”