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Category Archives: Christmas Trivia
What do rosemary, holly and poinsettia have in common? All three plants are associated with Jesus. Legend is that Mary laid her infant Jesus on rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis) branches in the manger. She also placed His freshly washed clothing on … Continue reading
Can you name Santa’s eight reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder or Donner and Blitzen. “Donder” appears in the earliest (1822-1940s) editions of Clement Clarke Moore’s poem, “A Visit from Saint Nicholas,” also known as “’Twas the Night … Continue reading
Long before 8-year old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote The New York Sun in 1897 asking, “. . . is there a Santa Claus?”, there lived a fourth century Bishop named Nicholas of Myra in Asia Minor near the Mediterranean Sea. He … Continue reading