Christmas facts and trivia, mulled wine, reindeer

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 24, 2020

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“All glory be to God on high
And on the earth be peace.
Goodwill henceforth from heav’n to men
Begin and never cease.”

–Nahum Tate (1652–1715)

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Christmas Facts and Trivia
Christmas Facts and Trivia

Where did the phrase “Jiminy Christmas” come from? What about “Godspeed”? Why do some people write “Xmas”? The answers may surprise you! Enjoy Christmas facts and trivia about the festive season.
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Why Santa's Reindeer Are Female
Why Santa's Reindeer Are Female

Christmas falls in late December and reindeer lead Santa’s sleigh, as the story goes. In the wild, of course, the only reindeer left with antlers at Christmas are the females! Enjoy this humorous post about Santa’s reindeer.
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Simple Christmas Table Decorations and Settings
Simple Christmas Table Decorations and Settings

Setting a table for Christmas? Here are 10 easy yet beautiful Christmas table ideas for yuletide cheer. From adding greenery to Christmas crackers, we have simple centerpiece and decoration ideas for a merry and bright holiday dinner.
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Chocolate Truffles
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Mulled Wine
Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is simply a red wine that is sweetened, spiced, and heated. It’s so easy to warm up—in a pot or slow cooker—and makes any Christmas party more festive.

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