• 10 Christmas traditions with surprisingly dark origins

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Most Christmas traditions today are celebrated and loved.
    Some of these traditions have dark origins, or once looked much different than they are now.
    In the 1700s, carolers would sometimes break down doors and demand food and drink from residents.
    And "The Nutcracker" is actually a very disturbing story.
    Christmas is a time of goodwill, harmony, and tradition. However, some of those traditions have exceedingly strange and dark origins.
    Here are a few Christmas customs that you never would have guessed had strange or violent beginnings, or once looked much different than they are practiced...
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