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Over 14 million people in the UK are living in poverty. If you live in the UK, that means the chances are there are people in your town, maybe even in your street, who are struggling to make ends meet. Help make a difference and make a donation. He would leave small gifts in return. The tradition of putting tangerines in stockings comes from 12th-century French nuns who left socks full of fruit, nuts and tangerines at the houses of the poor.

The first commercial Christmas cards were commissioned by civil servant Sir Henry Cole in London in Robins on cards started as a joke years ago when postmen wore red tunics and were named after them. The christmas cracker was invented by a London sweet shop owner called Tom Smith. By , he was selling 13 million a year.

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According to tradition, you should eat one mince pie on each of the 12 days of Christmas to bring good luck. In the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas pudding, mince pies and anything to do with gluttony. The law has never been rescinded. Why red, gold and green? Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.

Pre s there were many different variations of Santa, sporting a variety of different coloured garments and ranging in size from big to small. The original red-suited Santa became popular in the US and Canada in the 19th century due to the influence of caricaturist and cartoonist Thomas Nast. Coca-Cola commissioned their depiction of Santa in The Yule Log was originally an entire tree that was carefully chosen and brought into the house with great ceremony and burned over the 12 days of Christmas.

The outside is covered with chocolate or chocolate icing and decorated to look like a bark-covered log.

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Traditionally, families gather together in the kitchen of their homes to mix and steam Christmas pudding on Stir-up Sunday, the last Sunday before Advent. Everyone takes a turn to stir the pudding mix and make a special wish for the year ahead.

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Holly and Ivy have been used to decorate homes since the 9th century because they symbolise everlasting life. During the 20th century there were only seven official white Christmases in the United Kingdom. The chances of a White Christmas in London this year? Glad he changed it. According to data gathered from Facebook, two weeks before Christmas is one of the two most popular times for couples to break up; one would guess to avoid buying presents.

Christmas Day is the least popular.

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The Star of Bethlehem - the one the wise men followed to find the little baby Jesus - was probably a comet, or Uranus stop sniggering at the back. Many parts of the Christmas tree can actually be eaten, with the needles being a good source of Vitamin C.

Cliff Richard , and and The Spice Girls , and have three each. Who earns the most royalties from their Christmas songs? It is located near Meikleour on the A93 Perth-Blairgowrie road. The hedge is over 1, feet in length and foot high. This large and elusive female is said to have attacked two fishermen in August They saw a creature described as around 30ft long with rough brown skin, three large humps and a snake-like head.

Loch Morar is even deeper than Loch Ness, more than ft in places.

The journey from Westray to Papa Westray in Orkney is approximately 1. He decreed that Na man play at the fut ball, in the Football Act of Luckily, it fell into disuse and Scotland became home to one of the most heated rivalries in world football - the Old Firm derby between Rangers and Celtic. Researchers from Salford University fired a gun down the tunnels, recording a record-breaking second echo. It is, Loch Morar, which reaches 1,ft m down and is ranked the seventeenth deepest lake in the world. Where would we be today without this technology?

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