3 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW..
The Dutch gave us the ideato leave cookies and milk
Ifyour kids leave Santa a little snack to keep him sated on your journey, thank the Dutch. On St.Nicholas' feast day on Dec. 6, Dutch children leave him food and drink to beexchanged for gifts overnight.
8Hanging stockings started by accident
Legendhas it, we hang stockings by the chimney with care thanks to a poor man whodidn't have enough money for his three daughters' dowries. Generous old St.Nick dropped a bag of gold down their chimney one night after the girls hadhung their freshly-washed stockings there to dry. That's where the gold endedup, and the tradition stuck.
10Black Friday isn't the busiest shopping day
BlackFriday, or the day after Thanksgiving, certainly sees lots of shoppers headingto the mall. But we must be a nation of procrastinators, because the mosthectic days of the year are actually the Friday and Saturday before Christmasso plan ahead if you don't care for crowds.