If you’ve got cowe mylke and saunderys, you’re off to a good start.
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When I was little, my mom had us put our shoes outside the door on January 5th so, on El Dia de Los Reyes, the kings would leave us gifts in our shoes. I would have just written about that, but then discovered there's so much we don't know. I was intrigued. So, click on the image below to be whisked by camel to ancient Bethlehem.
PS Balthazar, Melchior, and Gaspar. OR, Bithisarrea, Melichior and Gathaspa. There are a few other variations, too. And, in other Christian traditions, they are Hor, Karsudan, and Basanater (Ethiopian Christianity); Kagpha, Badadakharida, and Badadilma (Armenian); or Larvandad, Gushnasaph, and Hormisdas (Syrian).
I've never heard it called "Twelvetide," have you?
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Stories about humans eventually involve some pain. Today we take a look at home and love and grief. Click on the image below to listen at Life Lab Notes’ Audio Boom site.
In the world of fake Christmas tree manufacturing, only some trees look like trees!
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Oh, and here's the website mentioned in today's episode. ChristmasTreeDefender.com. Seriously, it looks pretty cool.
The original song lyrics make no mention of Christmas, or a decorated tree. It started out as a tragic love song. But let's not talk about the song, let's talk about trees. Real, live Christmas trees!
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(The website mentioned in today's post is Earth911.com.)
This episode is not really about wine.
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I guarantee there is no rapping in this episode.
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And in case you miss it - WrapSacks.com. Consider it!
Don't get me wrong, I'm becoming a huge fan of Norse mythology. I just didn't see a very strong connection between the kissing part of the mistletoe tradition and the story of Frigga and her son Baldur.
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This one's pretty somber. A topic that's always timely, and always tricky to discuss. Click below for the Audio Boom podcast site.