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America’s Bizarre 18th Century Christmas Roots

21st Century Wire says…

It’s incredible just how the modern secular Christmas came into being during the 1800’s in the United States.

Today’s Christmas lore is a synthesis of residual pagan culture mixed in with European fables and religious personalities. Incredibly, Santa did not travel alone either – he had a demon side-kick, a crafty devil who dealt with the naughty youngsters and who has long since parted ways with the surviving jolly red character.

It all started in the Big Apple and then went global…

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KRAMPUS: Santa’s 18th century demon companion would deal with the kids who were naughty.

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Did you know that the quaint custom of Christmas caroling actually began with drunk and rowdy revelers threatening people door to door looking for food and liquor?

Early versions of the heartwarming legend of Santa Claus described him as a horrible devil named Krampus who beat and kidnapped naughty children.

In America, during the 17th and 18th Centuries, celebrating Christmas was against the law!

There’s a lot to tell about the history of Christmas – and a lot you may not know…


READ MORE CHRISTMAS NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Xmas Files

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