[Christmas Games]
Xmas - History - Customs - Legends - St. Nicholas - Carols - Twelfth Night - Rings

Fill a large shallow dish with raisins. Pour brandy over them. Turn off the lights and set fire to the brandy. Grab a raisin from the flames and make a wish as you put it in your mouth. Your wish should be granted in the next twelve months.

A man should pluck a berry when he kisses a woman under the mistletoe. When the last berry is gone, there should be no more kissing. A health to mistletoe and a Merry Christmas!

Here were kept up the old games of hoodman blind, shoe the wild mare, hot cockles, steal the white loaf, bob apple, and snap dragon; the Yule-clog and Christmas candle were regularly burnt, and the mistletoe with its white berries hung up, to the imminent peril of all the pretty housemaids. – Washington Irving,The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Christmas Eve.

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