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Fun Fact Friday: Flaming Christmas Trees

Before electricity, people used to light their Christmas trees with candles! As I’m sure you can imagine, there were some issues with that trend.

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Krampus: The Christmas Demon

Hang your stockings and say a prayer, Krampus is coming.

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Holiday History: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, or, the tradition of stuffing your face with seasonal pies, side dishes, and turkey, is one of the oldest traditions there is. Celebrations of fall harvest transcend cultures and millennia, dating as far back as the Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians! Although the practice of celebrating a bountiful harvest has been a custom as old as the harvest season itself, it hasn’t always been a national holiday.

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