The story behind beloved Christmas traditions




While moms and dads meet beneath the mistletoe for a kiss on Christmas Eve, their children rush off to sleep, hoping to wake up early and find presents from Santa.
Decorated fir trees, stockings hanging on mantles, and striped candy canes are just a few of the other images that always come to mind during the Christmas season.
But have you ever wondered where these customs come from?
Despite the Christian roots of the Christmas holiday, not all of America’s treasured traditions are steeped...

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