Christmas Countdown - Day 9 - A Whole Lot of Holly

Holly has been tacked on to all things Christmas.

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Christmas Countdown - Day 8 - Hooked on Candy Canes

Candy canes are so Christmas. Like so many Christmas traditions they have a nearly unfathomable history, that goes back to Germany.

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Christmas Countdown - Day 7 - Chestnuts Roasting by...

Chestnuts do seem to be part of our Christmas traditions. 

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Christmas Countdown - Day 6 - The Life of the Christmas Cracker

Christmas Crackers are a British thing. They are part of Christmas celebrations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Commonwealth countries (Canada, Australia ,New Zealand and South Africa).

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Christmas Countdown - Day 5 - The History of Christmas Cake

Much like the cake itself, this history of Christmas cake is mixed up and dense. 

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Small Treasures Exhibit - Part 2. On line and in person at the Mill Pond Gallery - open Saturdays & Sundays in December

The month of December  features original artwork by eight of the Richmond Hill Group of Artists talented members.

This exhibit features smaller paintings for the gift-giving season. 

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Christmas Countdown - Day 4 - Reining in the Reindeer

Reindeer are the endearing beast of Christmas.  But fact and fiction have been mixed to create our Christmas images, stories, songs and films.

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The WE Tragedy - an account by Heather Skoll

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on every Canadian. Whether you were impacted emotionally, mentally, by illness or death, job challenges, or isolation, I don’t imagine anyone has been untouched in 2020.

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