Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Climbing Santas

When I was 12, I wrote a "book" about Christmas customs and imagery, illustrated with Christmas cards from a collection amassed by family and school. I was therefore very interested in this comment on the Christmas story itself, although I won't be going to see the movie.

It's interesting to see how some ideas and customs develop over time, for example when I was a child, Father Christmas was supposed to come down the chimney, but in these days of central heating it would appear he climbs up a rope, to judge by the decorations we see all over town.

And for some reason, this is sometimes in threes! The Wiz thinks they look like burglars..


At 20/12/06 03:03, Blogger b o o said...

either that or suicidal freaks. could be holiday blues.

At 20/12/06 10:24, Blogger Dakota said...

Isn’t it strange…..you see them everywhere (even in Holland)!

At 22/12/06 08:12, Blogger Mridula said...

This is very interesting. Hmm, good to know how Christmas is evolving.


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