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Have You Heard these Fancy Tales Related to Christmas?

Published on 11/4/2013
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There is a lot of what is widely regarded as true about Christmas or held as a tradition that cannot or has not been verified, or has changed through the years.

The date itself for Christmas Day, Dec. 25, is pretty questionable as to being the exact day on which Jesus was born. It doesn’t make sense, for example, that shepherds would be out in the cold watching their flocks by night during the winter. It’s really more likely that Jesus may really have been born in the spring instead.

It’s not surprising that there are many other fancy stories and tales that are told about Christmas and the Christmas season.

Perhaps the most common tale that just about everyone tells, particularly to children, is about Santa Claus, also called St. Nicholas. But even if you accept that Santa Claus exists, where does he live and how is he able to get to all the houses of good boys and girls on Christmas Eve?

I’ve heard some tall tales saying that Santa Claus actually has two homes. There is supposedly a home in Torrington, Connecticut, which is used as a distribution point for Santa and elves to hand out gifts. And then, a second home is said to be located in Wilmington, New York where Santa Claus and his delivery reindeer crew are located.

Those of us on the Internet know better. Santa can be visited in Cyberspace at anytime. So much for the widely held belief that Santa Claus really lives in a village at the North Pole.

Santa ClausThe people of Finland claim their country is the official residence of Santa Claus. That’s because you can actually visit a village in Finland any time during the year and see Santa’s workshop and see Santa and his elves hard at work as they prepare for their very important Christmas gift delivery job on Christmas Eve.

If you really want some clues to how Santa and his reindeers plan to make their trip on Christmas Eve, you’ll want to visit Santa’s workshop on the day before their joyous gift distribution. You see, as the tale goes in Finland, Santa Claus and his reindeers do not reach their destinations around the globe by flying.

Even if you were able to visit Santa’s workshop in Finaland, the chances of having a word with the man himself is believed to be out of the question. One question that inquiring minds might ask Santa is whether Rudolph is the son of Donner (and to confirm the spelling – Donner or Donder) or whether Santa spotted him in a different reindeer village one foggy Christmas Eve.

If you were able to talk to Santa, he might also have some questions for us humans too. Perhaps he might want to know whose idea was it to have Christmas trees and for the gifts to be placed under them.

The tradition of the Christmas tree as we know it today comes from Germany by way of immigrants. It’s not so clear how the tradition really gained a foothold in Germany. One story recalls that Christians in Germany during the 16th century started to bring decorated trees into their homes. It’s also said that some of them would build pyramids made of wood, decorated with evergreens and candles.

It is however Martin Luther, a Protestant reformer, who is said to have been the first to add lighted candles as a decoration to a tree based on his inspiration from the brilliant light of twinkling stars that shone through evergreen trees as he walked home one winter evening.

As the legend goes, Martin Luther placed a tree in a room in his house and placed wires with small, lighted candles around the branches of the tree. And that is how, as the tale goes, the Christmas tree as known today, was started.

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