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Christmas Stockings – Christmas traditions

December 16, 2010

Another Christmas tradition and it’s strange origin is the Christmas Stocking.

According to legend, a kindly nobleman grew despondent over the death of his beloved wife and foolishly squandered his fortune. This left his three young daughters without dowries and thus facing a life of spinsterhood.

The generous St. Nicholas, hearing of the girls’ plight, set forth to help. Wishing to remain anonymous, he rode his white horse by the nobleman’s house and threw three small pouches of gold coins down the chimney where they were fortuitously captured by the stockings the young women had hung by the fireplace to dry.

Read more about christmas stockings via Christmas traditions : the origins of Xmas and facts.

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