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Christmas Countdown - Day 24 - Crackling Yule Logs

The burning of a Yule log was part of the Christmas traditions wherever you needed heat and light this time of year – the northern hemisphere.  

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Christmas Countdown - Day 23 - Christmas Elves – a little thing tucked into of our Christmas traditions.

There seems to have always been littles elves around - these little creatures, male and female, with some magical powers. They were immortal. They lived in forests and mountains, or maybe down the well. They guarded our homes.  

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Christmas Countdown - Day 22 - Why are we gobbling up turkey?

Last year about 620 million turkeys were eaten at Christmas. 

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A dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol - by our friends at the Curtain Club

For your enjoyment, many of the members, easily recognized by those who have attended the Curtain Club's shows over the years,  recorded a radio play version of A Christmas Carol.  

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Christmas Countdown - Day 21 - Observing Winter Solstice

December 21st is the day of winter solstice this year.  Some years it can be the 20th or 22nd, generally will occur about 6 hours later each year, with a jump of a day (backwards) on leap years. 

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Christmas Countdown - Day 20 - An Account of Santa Claus

How has Santa Claus got to be part of the story of Christmas? 

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Christmas Countdown - Day 19 - Let it Snow, Let it Snow....

Snow is certainly part of the image of Christmas.   

Baby Jesus didn’t see snow but he may have sometime in his life since snow is found in the mountains in Israel.  

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Christmas Countdown - Day 18 - It's Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!!!

Today’s the day – it’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – the third Friday in December.

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