Douglas firs weren't great for lumber, but they once made the small town of Eureka the Christmas-tree capital of America.
In the late nineteenth century, bachelor Santa got married. Unsurprisingly, Mrs. Claus contributed uncompensated labor to the Claus household.
You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You’re in keeping with the medieval tradition of viewing the Jew as an outcast and a baleful force in society.
One scholar sees more in the Christmas food of authors like Charles Dickens—English national identity and class.