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Tomte (Sweden) or Tonttu (Finland) is a mythical creature from Scandinavian folklore and is considered the Swedish version of Santa Claus. It is no taller than three feet is known as a gift bearer.
The tradition of leaving cookies, milk and other snacks for Santa and his reindeers on Christmas Eve is a nice gesture. How much does it actually cost to feed them? $188,906,668.97
December 25th is commonly known as the date for Christmas and Jesus’ birthday. Some believe the date was also chosen to correspond with the Roman festival of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, or “Birthday of the Unconquered Sun”.
The Christmas Nativity scene or creche dates back to 1223 when Francis of Assisi, who founded the Catholic Church’s Franciscan Order, came up with the idea of a visual way to teach people, both literate and illiterate, about the bible and the birth of Jesus and Christmas.
Boxing Day, or St. Stephen’s Day in Ireland, is the day after Christmas and commonly known in the UK, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries as a time for shopping deals.
Christmas celebrations in France begin on December 5, which is St. Nicholas Eve. It is a day for gift-giving between friends and relatives. On that cold night, children leave their shoes by the hearth so Pere Noel, or Father Christmas, will fill them with gifts.
"Frosty the Snowman" is a popular song written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, and first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. In today’s context, it’s a poignant story about climate change or global warming.