In my defense, this is because I need to buy what we’ll eat over the holiday weekend–we’re all about freshness around here, so you can’t go to the market too far in advance.
Right. And I have some other, um, stocking stuffers to get.
So, for those looking to waste precious holiday time learning useless information to impress your relatives/friends/co-workers, I’m your girl. And Snopes.com is your primary source.
- Why do we deck the halls? Is it lucky to be born on Christmas Day? Time to sort out those Christmas Superstitions.
- What’s the deal with the Lords-a-Leaping? Was the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” created as a code?
- Yes, he’s the reason for the season, but was Jesus *really* born on the 25th of December?
- They’re a quick sugar rush and a potential weapon if you lick one end to a very sharp point, but are candy canes religious in origin?
- Simply a shortcut, or is writing “Xmas” offensive?
- Because we heart our friends in Canada, Britain, New Zealand, and Australia, here’s some background on Boxing Day.
- What’s a yule log anyway?
- How can I make the gift of all gifts–the fruitcake?
- The great American soft drink can be found in nearly every corner of the world, but did Coca-Cola also come up with the image that we associate with Santa Claus?
- Even after learning all of the above fun facts, do I *really* know enough about Christmas? Take this quiz to find out.
Ain’t Snopes grand?