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1. Which of the following is true about the origin of candy canes?
In the 1670's, the choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral had them made up in the shape of shepherd's crooks. The other 3 notions, while popular, came about afterwards.
2. From his illustrations for Coca-Cola, which of the following is the only characteristic of the modern Santa Claus Haddon Sundblom is generally credited with?
Although the image of Santa painted by Sundblom was already in place, he certainly cemented that image in everyone's mind.
3. Before turkey was introduced, Europeans traditionally had any of these for Christmas Dinner, except one. Which one?
The British Royal family had their first Christmas turkey in 1851. It would take up to 3 months for the huge flocks of turkeys to walk to market in specially designed shoes.
4. Why is the day after Christmas also known as "Boxing Day"?
Some say the term relates to alms boxes opened and distributed to the poor on December 26th. More likely it relates to the earthenware boxes used by British employees to collect Christmas tips in. Eventually the practice was replaced by a day off work and/or a Christmas bonus.
5. Instead of reindeer, what is Santa rumoured to use to pull his sleigh when he delivers presents in Australia?
Boomers are big male kangaroos (which are more accustomed to the heat in Australia than reindeer are).
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