We all could summarize Christmas tradition in a few words: Santa, presents, the tree, and so on. But different cultures have radically different traditions, even while celebrating the same holiday.
But that's not all! Families also have their own unique traditions. Some may have their own favorite festive songs or religious observations, or they may have two or three Christmas celebrations over the days between Christmas and New Year's Day as they travel around to see all the relatives.
For example, have you ever heard of the legend of Krampus? He’s a goat-demon that appears to punish naughty children during the Christmas season (I am not making this up!). If Hollywood writers had known about Santa’s true arch-nemesis, it may have made The Santa Clause 3 a lot more interesting.
If this doesn’t make you feel Christmas cheer, nothing will.
But that’s not all! Families also have their own unique traditions. Some families may open presents on Christmas evening instead of in the morning, or they may have two or three Christmas celebrations over the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day as they travel around to see all the relatives.
Some families like to hide toy creatures about the house when Christmas is coming. You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for…
Cocooned Racoon…? Oh, never mind.
What Christmas traditions are unique to your culture or family? Let us know below for your chance to grab the next mystery box before Krampus gets it!
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