CHRISTMAS TALES - FOLKLORE

CHRISTMAS FOLKLORE

CHRISTMAS FOLKLORE - CHRISTKIND

Christkind or Christ Child is an angel-like figure

CHRISTMAS FOLKLORE - BABOUSCHKA

Babouschka was an Old Russian woman who deliberately misled the three wise men as to the

CHRISTMAS FOLKLORE - BLACK PETER

In Holland, sinter Klaas has a faithful servant called black peter who rides on the sleigh and its

CHRISTMAS FOLKLORE - FILLING THE SHOE'S

In France Pere Noel is responsible for filling the shoes of French children with gifts.

CHRISTMAS FOLKLORE - LA BEFANA

The three wise men stopped at La Befana's house on route to Bethlehem.

CHRISTMAS FOLKLORE - THE JOLLY ELF

In Finland Santa is a kind and jolly elf called Joulupukki and he doesn't drive a sleigh but He

CHRISTMAS ROSE

The Legend of the Christmas Rose links this winter blooming flower with the birth of the Christ Child.

THE TINSEL WIDOW

The Christian legend of the origins of tinsel concerns a poor widow who was left alone to care for her large family.

THE TINSEL ANGELS

One Christmas legend tells the tale

THE LATVIAN WAY

What the Latvians believe

KRAMPUS

In Austria, Krampus, a strange and frightening devil like creature

THE PEASANT GIRL AND THE POINSETTIA ANGEL

A Mexican legend tells of the reason for the Poinsettia becoming the Christmas flower.

KRIS KRINGLE

If there is one thing To make the senses tingle

THE YOUNG ELF EDUCATIONALISTS

The young Elf Educationalists

THE ROSE, THE CLOVE AND THE SAGE

As King Herod's savage minions systematically scoured the countryside around Bethlehem, cutting

ARE YOU WEARING RED? # 1

Are you wearing red?

FAIRY TRADITION

One Christmas, a long time ago Santa Claus was trying to prepare For the biggest night of the year But events left him in despair