The price of twelve days of Christmas; the Christmas cannibalism song; the birth of the slow TV Yule log; and the mistranslation that led to some of the world’s most famous Christmas carols.
“Peace on Earth, and goodwill to all men” is a Biblical mistranslation. The original was closer to “Peace on Earth (only) to men of goodwill.”
Just how much do seven swans a-swimming cost, anyway?
In 1966 a New York TV station began a new holiday tradition: the Christmas fireplace show.
The popular Dutch Christmas song Flappie is perhaps the only popular Christmas song about cannibalism.