Winter Holiday Origins

This time of year there are a lot of traditions for the various holidays. Mental Floss does a fun round up of origins and traditions.

Sarah and tree in General Store
Sarah and Toys and Games Tree

http://mentalfloss.com/article/54264/origins-27-holiday-traditions

One of the things they mention is the first Christmas Song from Space Here’s the direct link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_2215629645&feature=iv&src_vid=GeaSlcMpPTQ&v=HqfIEQKnkJU

They have to be quick to fit everything in, so quick it might not be the whole story. Here is more information about origin of Christmas trees:
http://historymyths.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/myth-73-revisited-the-christmas-tree-is-an-old-german-tradition-dating-back-to-the-middle-ages/

First American Christmas Tree:
http://historymyths.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/myth-74-revisited-the-christmas-tree-tradition-was-brought-to-america-by-the-german-immigrants/

Colonists Decorated Their Home:
http://historymyths.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/myth-101-revisited-colonial-americans-decorated-their-homes-at-christmas/

Sarah S. Uthoff is main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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