7 Hats of Christmas: Day 5

The name “Christmas pudding” is first recorded in 1858 in a novel by Anthony Trollope.

Christmas pudding (or plum pudding) is sweet dried-fruit pudding traditionally served as part of Christmas dinner in Britain and other countries to which the tradition has been exported. Therefore this includes United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean.

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What is a Plum Pudding?

Plum pudding is usually made up of nutmeg, raisins, nuts, apples, cinnamon, and dates, along with other ingredients.  In England, traditionally every person in the home holds onto the wooden spoon together to help stir the batter. While they are stirring, they also make a wish!  

Plum pudding is also called plum duff.

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7 Hats of Christmas: Day 1

Hello and welcome! We have a lovely surprise for you, and so right for this festive season.

Starting today, Monday, December 19th, we are posting a Christmas hat every day, through Sunday December 25th. Seven straight days of charming, yuletide hats. Let’s get started.

To kick off the festivities we chose this golden classic hat embellished with a trio of jolly white jingle bells.

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The Jingle Bell song

The song ‘Jingle Bells’ was written by James Lord Pierpont. His nephew is J.P. Morgan. Yes, that J.P. Morgan.

Originally named “One Horse Open Sleigh” when written in 1857, Pierpont later copyrighted it as “Jingle Bells, or the One Horse Open Sleigh.”

‘Jingle Bells’ was not meant to be a Christmas song. The song was actually first performed at a Thanksgiving church service and was never intended to be a Christmas staple.

Read the lyrics, and you will notice there is actually no mention of Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any holiday for that matter.

The song became associated with Christmas only decades after it was performed on September 15, 1857, on Washington Street in Boston, according to a researcher at Boston University, Kyna Hamill.

» Source: CNN

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