In this episode of Holistically Curious, Teresa explores the history of Santa Claus and the many different versions that this joyous figure continues to spread the sentiments of love, kindness, and generosity throughout the world today. Kim reveals the legends and lore surrounding mistletoe. Why do we kiss under the mistletoe and much more. The legacy of this parasitic plant may surprise you!
MISTLETOE LEGENDS & LORE
- Embracing an Ancient Tradition www.YorkshirePost.co.uk
HISTORY OF SANTA CLAUS
- The True Meaning of Christmas: Paganism, Sun Worship and Commercialism by Vexen Crabtree www.humanreligions.info/christmas
- Santa’s Origins and FAQ.” Santa Claus Facts, Origins, Christmas celebration in different countries, and fun Tidbits www.lone-star.net/mall/main-areas/santafaq
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