Arts & Culture
4:10 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

5 Christmas Traditions with Centuries-Old Origins

Queen Victoria put up a Christmas tree for her husband, Prince Albert.
Steve Wilson, flickr

We take for granted that Santa Claus and Christmas trees are symbols of the Christmas season, but there are other traditions with lesser known origins.

What exactly is a sugar plum? How, in fact, do you go "a-wassailing?"

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