DR. SKY BLOG

Why we kiss under the mistletoe, tracking Santa and other holiday rituals

Dec 21, 2022, 2:15 PM
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As we celebrate the holidays and Christmas, we look for some time to relax with loved ones and enjoy many of the traditions that have come from the distant past!

In this rather short but informative update, we look at some of the great traditions behind the Christmas season and the magic of the season.

A great new book just out, “Why We Kiss Under The Mistletoe: Christmas Traditions Explained,” by Michael P. Foley, helps us explore the amazing stories behind the season.

Learn about the history of Christmas traditions.

Learn about Hanukkah traditions.

We now turn our attention to the story of Santa Claus and how he gets around and delivers all those presents to little boys and girls all over the world with his fleet of flying reindeer.

Does he have a magic propulsion system on the sleigh or some type of alien technology spaceship? No one knows for sure!

One thing we do know is that you can track him and his reindeer as they begin that long journey from the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

The story behind the NORAD track Santa program.

To follow Santa, please go here and enjoy the show.

From all of us to all of you, the best for a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a healthy 2023!

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Why we kiss under the mistletoe, tracking Santa and other holiday rituals