Time for Thorns

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Global Christmas 2015…

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Here is what Christmas dinner  looks like  in 13 different countries.   I’d be very happy eating any and all of it!   I’m less enthusiastic about some of these dishes.   Here are some  rather strange  Christmas customs around the world,  though I heartily endorse this  family’s new  tradition.   You may be familiar with some  of these  traditions,  but probably  not this one.   I think I’d be fairly comfortable with  a British  Christmas.

For amusement,  take a gander at these very  odd nativity  sets,  courtesy of Debby Witt at The Corner.   Do you know  where Rudolph  came from,  or when Santa became  associated with  the North Pole?   I just saw the classic Hershey’s Kisses ad,  so I  dug this  up for you.

Did you know there  are monsters  associated with Christmas?   I had heard of Krampus and Frau Perchta,  but none of the others.   Another type of monsters,  the Nazis,  put a  different spin  on Christmas.

If your family is fond of perennial jokes about Aunt Martha’s hard-as-a-brick fruitcake,  these facts  may cause you to have some respect for this ancient treat.   No food?   What about some Christmas  animals and plants?   Poinsettias aren’t  as dangerous  as you you’ve been told,  and mistletoe is  more unsavory  than you know.    The USA isn’t the only country which insists on having  pets join in the festivities.


Written by timeforthorns

December 25, 2015 at 10:15 am

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