"Old Christmas": The name applied to January 6th as the final day of the "twelve days of Christmas.
Many believe it to be the true record of Christ’s birth.
Not sure myself.
We always kept our tree up when I was a kid, and our stockings were hung by the fireplace until after the 6th.
Mother told us Santa Clause might stop back by again, if we were good.
You just know we liked that part of "Old Christmas":, and we really did give, it... A... for effort..
Back in them days, stockings didn’t look like the fuzzy red stockings we hang today.
They were actually the socks (or "stockings") of the kids.
Dad told me the ones he used as a kid had lots of holes in them.
Christmas was adapted to what you had for sure, we didn't have any electricity until I was 8 years old.
Our fireplace was multi-purpose, heating, lighting, baking potatoes, popping pop corn, boiling water,were a few of the things we used it for.
Its sizzling crackling sound on a cold wintery night could help you fall sleep .
A world of difference from the world we live in today, were we have everything we need, plus more.
Many of our stockings had holes in them also, some were big enough to see the gift without reaching inside.
For a ice cream treat we'd go outside scoop up some clean, white, fluffy snow from the ground, add vanilla , sugar , and milk to it for zesty snow cream .
"Old Christmas": was fun ; just as exciting as the December 25th Christmas for us, we didn't mind if it came in January, especially when Santa happened by again.
Until Next Time. God Bless.
My Meditation by, Coleman
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