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The History of Christmas
Christmas was often known as Nollaig
Beag , Little Christmas. The custom was to
celebrate the Birth of Christ with all
solemnity and the festivities began a few
days later, and spilled into New Year and
Twelfth Night, which was known as 'Little
Black Bun. Originally Twelfth Night Cake. It
is a very rich fruit cake, almost solid with
fruit, almonds, spices and the ingredients
are bound together with plenty of Whisky.
The stiff mixture is put into a cake tin lined
with a rich short pastry and baked. It is still
Where do our traditions come
Most "traditions" here are actually imported
from England and the USA. About the only
particularly Scottish Xmas tradition, is the
Yule Log, which was a large log which was
burnt over Xmas, by being pushed through
the fire as it burnt. "Yule" is the proper
Scottish word for Christmas (plus Nollaig
if you speak Gaidhlig).
Some people eat a yule log for pudding at
Christmas. It is a sponge cake that is
covered in chocolate and rolled up. Yum!
How l celebrate Christmas
with my family.
Christmas eve is a very exciting day for
children here in Scotland. Traditionally,
children hang up their stockings by the
fireplace and hope that Santa will fill it with
Children will leave some carrots for Rudolf
and a mince pie for Santa. They are bound
to be hungry with all of the travelling!
This is me
looking in my
stocking when l
I hoped for a
If there is
children like to
I love the
I wish you a Merry
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