The tradition of hanging stockings over the fireplace derived from Dutch children placing their shoes next to the fireplace on Christmas Eve. Stockings later replaced the shoes.
Popular Christmas meal
Until the turkey, a goose was the most popular fare served at a Christmas meal.
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Tradition of hanging stockings
First written acknowledgement to Christmas tree
CHRISTMAS trees received their first written acknowledgement in Germany in 1531
POPE Julius-I declared Christ's birthday as December 25th sometime during the 4th century.