Bring us some figgy pudding! From Odin to Queen Victoria, here's how Christmas has changed.
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Ah the traditional Christmas, family and friends gathered round the fire, exchanging gifts, getting drunk on mead, upturning the established social order, threatening violence to party poopers, and children waiting in terror for a yuletide whipping! Wait, not quite what you had in mind? The history of the midwinter holiday we now call Christmas is much longer and much spookier than you might think...
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