Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas Eve, December 24th-- The First Day of Christmas

Christmas Eve is the first day of Christmas... and for my family the most fun. There are lots of traditions and legends associated with Christmas Eve. Some of my favorite are:

1. All animals can talk on Christmas Eve, but it is bad luck to test this tradition.
2. Light a candle on Christmas Eve and place it in your front window, and you will have an unexpected, but happy visitor.
3. To have good health throughout the next year, eat an apple on Christmas Eve.
4. If you eat a raw egg before eating anything else on Christmas morning, you will be able to carry heavy weights.
5. Place shoes side-by-side on Christmas Eve to prevent a quarreling family.
6. A clear star-filled sky on Christmas Eve will bring good crops in the summer.
7. From cock crow to daybreak on Christmas morning wicked elves roam about the land.

If you want to start a non-traditional 12 Days of Christmas gift list, check this site out: American Red Cross

Anyway, Merry Christmas to all!

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