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The history of Christmas stockings

 

December 21, 2017

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Christmas stockings have become part of holiday traditions, and this beloved tradition has its own unique history.

Christmas stockings have become part of holiday traditions, and this beloved tradition has its own unique history.

Just when the excitement of opening presents abates after the last of the packages under the Christmas tree have been torn open, children and adults alike may discover that there are more treats to be had nestled inside of stockings hung on the mantle.

The hanging of Christmas stockings is a tradition with an extensive history. Several legends attribute the hanging of stockings to different people or events. Here is a look at some of the stories that have made Christmas stock...



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