|By Currier & Ives, New York|
(The Pennsylvania State University, Online)
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Cooking with gas: Benjamin Franklin nearly killed himself in 1750 trying to electrocute a turkey for Christmas dinner.
Is that a kite or a turkey on the end of that string?
Gender confusion: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a girl.
|By Leif Jørgensen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0|
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Why Wales? Wouldn't Lapland be more appropriate: The world's largest gathering of Santa Clauses in Newtown, Wales, in 2004 ended in a mass brawl.
Can't quite see it somehow!
S'no business like snow business: Amongst the traditions associated with Dickens is the ‘White Christmas’. Not a common occurrence in southern England, especially in London, but there happened to be snow every Christmas of the first eight years of Dickens' life, and they're a consistent feature of his stories.
|By whatsthatpicture from Hanwell, London, UK (Girl on beach donkey)|
[CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
I'm pretty sure there was a weight limit at the seaside!: Until the mid-19th century, Santa Claus always rode a donkey.
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