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December 23, 2011

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I can't think of anything, Tipper. But I'm gonna try to watch and see if my horses kneal at midnight. As dard as it gets here I'm not too sure I'll see them if they do.

We also believed that all the farm animals could talk at midnight on Christmas Eve. A bit of folklore that I really loved was that all ghosts, goblins, and witches lost all their powers on Christmas Eve and could not harm you. I was safe from the monster in my closet.

Tipper
The folks would say if you had been bad you would get a bundle of peach switches. No time out in those days HO HO HO Merry Christmas.

My granny and momma always made snow cream (snow mixed with sugar and vanilla if you had any on hand)for me and my brother. However, eating the first snow of the year was not allowed because it would make you sick. Especially if it happened to be Christmas snow. :)

Tipper,
I remember lining up our shoes on Christmas..many years ago...
I had long since forgotten about doing it and why...until..
I was reading on the "Irish Folklore and Customs" (Christmas) website that placing the shoes side by side prevented a quarrel on Christmas...I know at our house it did 'cause shoes tossed everywhere made my Mom aggravated! LOL
Another one I read on their website was..."As for Christmas Day itself, according to an old verse,
"If Christmas Day on a Sunday fall
A troublesome Winter we shall have all."
Uh-oh....I believe we may be in store for a bad winter!...
I've heard most all of those you posted or some version of them!
Thanks Tipper,

I love the thought of the animals speaking at midnight. I always mean to go and listen, but I always seem to fall asleep. Kinda like when I was a kid and tried to stay awake to hear Santa. That never happened either!

tipper
merry christmas to you and your family
you sure do put a lot of time and effort in all you do to make us happy
i look forward to the blind pig as i know others do too and all the good old songs bring back memories to when we had all our family around now that made made christmas
blessings going your way

Tipper,
If I had known about all this
Folklore when I was a kid, I'd
have checked out the cattle thing
kneeling. We had a black and white
milk cow (a Gernsey I think) and
I'd have been at the barn for the
stroke of midnite...Interesting
stuff...Ken

Being a city girl, I don't remember my parents ever sharing any type of folklore. The ones I read above are very interesting. I plan to share them with friends.
Merry Christmas! May you and your family be blessed!

I always heard that, at midnight on Christmas Eve, all the animals could talk. It was supposed to be a gift to the animals in honor of the donkey who carried Him and His mother, Mary, into Bethlehem. Sweet, isn't it?

I've heard about the animals and the one about a white Christmas and a green Easter. And, my family always said and followed the tradition of keeping the Christmas tree up until New Years Day. It was bad luck to take it down before then.

Only that if I didn't straight up and fly right I'd end up with coal in my stocking and then that coal-filled stocking would be used to beat me over the head til I behaved . . . well, maybe not exactly, but almost *laugh*

Going to link to you today when I do my linky love post :)

I can't remember any other ones either Tipper, except the cattle and the one about Easter being cold.. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas..Susie

can't think of a single thing other than a few of what you mentioned are familiar to me. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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