In Ancient Rome, high ranking officials would give gifts to the Emperor around the winter solstice.
In the 17th century and earlier, parents would give their kids chocolate or fruit on St Nicholas's feast day.
In the Victorian era, the more prosperous would go out onto the streets and give food to the less fortunate.
Tomorrow we'll be giving our own gifts, but it's not all about the presents is it now? Though they are an added bonus. It's a time to appreciate having all your family and friends around.
I hope all of you have a wonderful christmas in your own individual ways, Wilf in Madrid, Lindar in Australia! I'll be at home with the fambly, auntie Pat, Uncle Roy and Nannoo are coming round which is unusual, we haven't had multiple guests for Christmas for a while.
So wherever you are in the world, have an awesome time, seasons greetings to everyone who has visited me over the past few months!!
Bada Din Mubarak Ho
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Hristos se rodi!
Sawadee Pee Mai
I'D MIILAD SAID OUA SANA SAIDA
Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom
Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Buone Feste Natalizie
Selamat Hari Natal