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8 Weird Facts About The History of Christmas

Comments (7)
  1. demarke says:

    I’m pretty sure the Christmas “ban” was only amongst Puritans in the colonies and only for a comparatively brief period of years.

    Also, because some elements of Saturnalia are similar and/or have crept into become shared tradition, does not mean that Christmas would not have been a thing, just that the way we celebrate the event may have turned out a little different.

  2. Amiet says:

    3 is partially wrong. Santa Claus is based on the Dutch figure Sinterklaas, which is based on Saint Nicholas. So, it wasn’t for the Germans that the Americans invented Santa Claus, but for the Dutch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas

  3. mijk says:

    6 makes no sense at all. In Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964), Santa can clearly be seen flying his sleigh. Unless you mean it’s the 1880’s. You guys need to proof read your articles.

  4. Corp says:

    #5 isn’t true. Santa was shown as having a red suit long before Coke started using him in ads.

    1. Dusty says:

      ???
      okay, I am not doubting your statement, just curious of your sourse…

  5. tenk says:

    There is missing information. This is why I generally don’t read these articles. Keep it to listicles to cut and paste.

  6. Dan says:

    This is a bit sloppy – I prefer the format with the “Source” links

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