Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?
The innocuous mistletoe plant, now used to cop a cheap kiss or two, was once considered to be a sacred plant by the ancient Druids. But how did this Christmas tradition come about ?
Christmas Cards – Who “invented” Them & When Were they First Sent?
Christmas cards are a tradition that we don’t probably give a second thought to. But there was a time when no one sent them. Here’s some details on their origins.
Who is Father Christmas ?
Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, Sinterklass … whatever you call him he has a rich set of folklore and traditions surrounding him. But are they even the same person ?
Origin of Some British Christmas Traditions
We have a lot of traditions surrounding a good British Christmas which enjoy but never really question. But where did some of them originate from ?
Krampus – The ‘Anti-Santa Claus’
Meet a new and disturbing character to add to the pantheon of Christmas mythical beings … Krampus!