There are several theories as to the origin of Boxing Day, but in general the tradition has long included the wealthy giving money and other gifts to the poor. The European tradition dates to the Middle Ages, but some claim it dates back even farther to the late Roman/early Christian era when metal boxes were placed outside churches to collect special offerings connected to the Feast of Saint Stephen. A reference to Boxing Day’s origins appears in the Christmas Carol, “Good King Wenceslas.” Wenceslas, who was Duke of Bohemia in the early 10th century, saw a poor man gathering wood…
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Every Christmas Eve, Icelandic people practice something called ‘jolabokaflod,’ which translates to ‘Christmas book flood. ‘ Jolabokaflod’ is pronounced Jola-boka-flod (with the ‘J’ sounding like the ‘Y’ in ‘yoghurt!) The tradition involves giving books as presents on Christmas Eve, so that friends and family can spend a cozy night in curled up with a good story. Let’s set the scene. It’s Christmas Eve and after receiving a brand-new book from your family, you sit comfortably in your favourite chair close to a warm fire with chocolates to eat and a mug of hot cocoa to spend the rest of the…
A Crimson Short book for Christmas. A disastrous fire in the local lumber yard threatens to engulf the entire town of Bright one fateful Christmas Eve. Will the townsfolk manage to save Christmas? Buy here on Amazon Buy here on Barnes and Noble
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Paula provides today’s Christmas blog for the Winter Solstice. Yule, also known as the ‘Winter Solstice’ lands on December 21st every year. It is one of the main Sabbat’s of the Witches calendar, hence one of the reason’s ‘Christmas’ was given December, as early Christians attempted to utilise and integrate the Pagan celebrations of the year. Yule is the shortest day and the longest night. Yule represents the festival of the rebirth of the sun, as it has been in decline since the Summer Solstice, so even in the depth of a dark winter; we are reminded that life always…
Believe in the magic of Christmas, and it will stay with you always!
When eleven year old Will Fellows is asked to go to a store employee reunion with his great-grandmother, he isn’t at all thrilled, but what he finds on the fourth floor when he wanders off will change both their lives. Buy here on Amazon
Gary Winstead’s tongue-in-cheek comic book series illustrated by Inetta Paola continues the story as the staff prepare to engage in a winter wrestling competition, aided by the ever-present Doobie. Christmas has arrived at 420 High! Buy here on Amazon
It isn’t only people who deserve to celebrate Christmas!