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Krampus – Central Europe’s Christmas Demon

Although bold children in some parts of the world are afraid of what Santa might bring, at least they don't have to deal with...

Feeling lucky? You must be eating your mince pies!

A bit like Marmite, mince pies are a subject of great debate for foodies all around the world; but whether you love or hate...

The Story of the Babushka

When people hear the word ‘Babushka’, they usually think of the small Russian dolls that open in the middle and contain smaller versions of...

Christmas Around the World – Ireland

In Ireland, the first tingle of Christmas feeling usually marks the start of the festive period for people, but officially, Christmas doesn’t start here...

The Caganer – Catalonia’s Naughty Nativity Figure

As seen in the our 'Christmas Around the World' series, the world is full of varying Christmas traditions. While traditions are often carried from place to place as generations...

KFC – A Very Japanese Christmas Tradition

As Christmas meals go in the Anglophone world, poultry is pretty standard. If there's no turkey on the table at dinner, it's almost guaranteed that...

Bob Dylan Reads “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”

His Jewish heritage might make it seem like he's not the most Christmassy of types, but singer-songwriter Bob Dylan still likes to embrace the holiday season...

Why Is Holly Associated With Christmas?

After mistletoe, holly is probably the most festive flower there is. Its evergreen nature means its leaves are more thick-skinned than most other flowers and shrubs, giving it...

The Amazing Science Behind the Wise Men’s Gifts

As told in the Bible, Jesus was visited by Magi (although not specifically three) in Bethlehem, who gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But...

Christmas Around the World – Poland

As a predominantly Catholic country, Christmas is celebrated widely in Poland. Advent marks the beginning of the festive season, and people try to be peaceful and not have too much of things,...

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