Delicious sweet treats and interesting facts about Christmas

Updated: Dec 26, 2016, 10:08 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Here are some hidden facts about Christmas

Delicious sweet treats and interesting facts about Christmas
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Plum cakes, X-mas tree, jingle bells, red fluffy Santa, dangling stars, melodious carols, colourful tinsels, tiny bulbs, and merrymaking- Christmas is here! Red is the colour of the season, tempting cakes are the main food to feast upon and Santa comes his way with bundle of gifts for children. While we are gearing up for this year’s Christmas celebration, let us browse through some secret facts about Christmas until then.

Delicious sweet treats and interesting facts about Christmas
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Here the Christmas trivia will look more exciting as you will get a chance to treat your eyes with some delicious sugary chocolaty spongy muffins, cupcakes, tarts and more:

The traditional Christmas narrative described in the New Testament states that Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

Christmas Day is considered as a public holiday in many world countries. The day is also considered to be an integral part of the winter holiday season.

Delicious sweet treats and interesting facts about Christmas
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Modern customs of Christmas holiday include gift distribution, exchange of Christmas cards, cooking special meals, performing church services, singing Christmas carols, dressing up as Santa Claus and decorating the home with trees, stars, lights, and garlands.

The Christmas tree was traditionally decorated with nuts, apples, pastries, candies and other food items. In the 18th century, the Christmas tree began to be illuminated with candles, which later got replaced with Christmas lights.

Delicious sweet treats and interesting facts about Christmas
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The first artificial Christmas tree was developed in Germany during the 19th century.

The star is placed on top of the Christmas tree as a representation of the Star of Bethlehem.

Setting up and taking down a Christmas tree are associated with specific dates. Traditionally, Christmas trees were not purchased and decorated until the Christmas eve.

Church bells are associated with Christmas since a long time.

Delicious sweet treats and interesting facts about Christmas
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During the Victorian era, participating in carol singing with small hand bells used to be a fashionable affair. The tradition of hand bell ringing is popular till today.

Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas, was a legendary figure who used to bring gifts to the homes of well behaved children on Christmas eve.

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There are several stories surrounding Saint Nicholas, and we are not sure which of those are true. Santa Claus is generally depicted as a joyous white-bearded man who arrives on Christmas eve wearing a red coat with white fur collar and cuffs, white fur-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots along with a bagful of surprise goodies for children.

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From ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’ to ‘Away in a Manger’, Christmas carols remind us of school says. The arrival of little Lord Jesus ushered peace and happiness thousands of years ago in Bethlehem. Even today, 25th of December is celebrated with music and dance, food and drinks, and bash and merrymaking. Come friends, let us all once again lose ourselves in the air of festivity. Cheers to good bites, good drinks and good memories!

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