What You Didn’t Know…Christmas

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When Americans think of Christmas they think of Jesus, Santa, and gifts. However, only one of these thoughts has to do with Christmas. The original holiday of Christmas has nothing to do with Santa Claus or giving gifts. In fact, it originally was not a holiday, but a twelve-day feast, which is where the song, “Twelve Days of Christmas” originate. Christmastide was its original name and it lasted from December 25th to January 5th. Each…