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Christmas Was Cancelled! Which Country Banned Christmas in 1644?

Christmas Was Banned by Which Country in 1644? When we talk about the history of Christmas, we can trace the happy holiday back to Roman times.  What a lot of people don’t know is that the big day was actually illegal for a short period of time in the Seventeenth Century.  But which country banned …

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Who Is Kris Kringle? The International Spirit of Christmas

The Real Story Behind Kris Kringle, St. Nicholas, Santa Claus & Father Christmas When we think of Christmas, no matter where you are in the world, the image that is conjured up has long since been known worldwide as one of joy, festivities, feasting and togetherness. This feeling came to be embodied by one singular …

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What is a Yule Log? The Delicious Christmas History

The Yule Log is one of our most famous, favourite Christmas cakes and household centrepieces which graces our table after the extravagant turkey feast. But have you ever wondered where this tradition came from? Why do we eat a dessert to replicate a tree bark? It’s a strange concept. Well, you’re in luck because we’ve …

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Why Do We Eat Turkey At Christmas – The Interesting Truth

Why is Turkey Eaten at Christmas? An unimaginable number of families globally will tuck into a turkey during the holidays, without stopping to wonder ‘Why Do We Eat Turkey At Christmas?’.  And when we say an unimaginable number, we really mean it. During the holiday season, over 10 million turkeys are eaten in the UK …

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What is a Flocked Christmas Tree?

What are Flocked Styled Christmas Trees? If you’re here because you’re wondering what a flocked Christmas tree is, then you’re in the right place. In this article, you’ll discover what flock is on a tree, and we aim to answer all your burning questions. Christmas trees are such an iconic part of the holiday season …

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When Should You Put Up a Christmas Tree?

When is The Right Time To Put Up a Christmas Tree? The debate of when you should put up a Christmas tree is an age-old conundrum.  Decorations appearing in shops from September and your work colleague putting their tree up on the 1st November straight after Halloween is not out of the ordinary nowadays. And, …

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Christmas Tree Baubles: The Best Ultimate Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Baubles A Christmas tree without lights or tinsel still looks like a proper tree, but without baubles, the tree appears to be missing a special something. This ultimate guide to Christmas tree baubles will answer every possible question you might have about these festive ornaments.  Baubles, or ornaments, are decorative …

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How To Celebrate Christmas In England

Celebrating the Festive Holiday in England Christmas in England combines new and old traditions, and the Christmas we know today has very much evolved from the Victorian times when Queen Victoria was in reign. For most people nowadays, the most exciting part of the big day is eating Christmas lunch and opening presents.  A traditional …

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