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Christmas Traditions and Folklore

Description: Do you know where those Christmas Traditions come from?
Here is a collection of the origination of some of those Christmas Traditions and some folklore relating to the holiday that you may have not known about.

 

Boxing Day - Origination

Boxing Day - Origination
Boxing Day is an instance where a secular holiday grew out of a religious one.

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db# 1058

Caroling - Origin

Caroling - Origin
Where did caroling at Christmas time originate?

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db# 1064

Christmas Tree - Origin

Christmas Tree - Origin
Where did having a Christmas Tree come from?

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db# 1063

Gift Giving - Origin

Gift Giving - Origin
Where does gift giving at Christmas come from?

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db# 1060

Krampus

Krampus
In German-speaking Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, figure who punishes children during the Christmas season who have misbehaved.

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db# 1053

Mistletow - Origination

Mistletow - Origination
Where did the tradition of mistletoe originate?

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db# 1057

Origin of Santa Claus

Origin of Santa Claus
How did the kindly Christian saint, good Bishop Nicholas, become a roly-poly red-suited American symbol for merry holiday festivity and commercial activity?

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db# 1056

Santa Claus and Coca-Cola

Santa Claus and Coca-Cola
Our vision of Santa Claus was developed out of a marketing plan by the Coca-Cola Company.

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db# 1059

St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas
The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara.

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db# 1054

St. Nicholas Symbols

St. Nicholas Symbols
A number of symbols help us recognize St. Nicholas. They developed from his most popular stories and customs.

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db# 1055

Stockings at Christmas - Origin

Stockings at Christmas - Origin
Where did the tradition of hanging stockings at Christmas come from?

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db# 1061

Wreaths - Origin

Wreaths - Origin
Where did wreaths at Christmas time originate?

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db# 1062

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