Sunday, December 22
Four Christmas Stories Including The Secret Of The 12 Days Of Christmas
Christmas is coming ... fast!
For my Sunday post I thought I'd give four links to Christmas style posts. Here we go ...
The Secret Of The 12 Days Of Christmas
My dad was a bit of a singer and one of his favourites, which I could always join in as a child, was The Twelve Days Of Christmas: "On the first day of Christmas my true love said to me ...". But there is a secret about this English Christmas carol ... Read full post.
Why The 26th Of December Is Known As Boxing Day
How Boxing Day came about is not absolutely clear. The most popular thought is that this was the day when servants and tradesmen would collect their Christmas Boxes - i.e.money tips for good service - from the gentry or their employers. These money gifts or 'boxes' were mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diary entry for December 19th 1663, so the tradition goes way back. In days of old ... Read full post.
The Christmas Snow That Is Only In The Mind And Our Imagination
Many of the Christmas cards feature a White Christmas, with snow topped houses and perhaps a snowman. It's the idealised image (at least in the UK) of what Christmas is like. But this isn't the reality. During the 20th Century there were only ... Read full post.
26 Year Old Dear Father Christmas Letter Found
A little seven year old girl called Amy sent a letter to Father Christmas. This is what she wrote, including the spelling mistakes: "Dear Father Christmas. Please will you bring me a Syndy house,and some furniture because I have lots of Syndys and lots of Syndy clothes but the poor ..." Read full post.