In the mid-17th century, the Puritan-led English Parliament banned Christmas celebrations in favor of a day of fasting. Furthermore, the first state to declare Christmas a legal holiday was Alabama in 1836. The last was Oklahoma in 1890.
If you want to remove odors from your shoes, try putting a few dry teabags in each shoe to absorb the smell.
The Christmas classic, It's a Wonderful Life, initially bombed at the box office. It wasn't until 1974, when its copyright expired and television networks could air it for free, that it cemented its place as one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time.
In America, the tradition of leaving cookies and milk for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve took root during the Great Depression, when parents encouraged children to keep their charitable spirit alive in the face of financial hardship.
Avoid walking on your lawn when it’s blanketed by heavy frost or snow, as this damages the grass.
Store natural peanut butter upside down so it won't separate as much.
Make a pile of old logs in an undisturbed corner of the garden to provide shelter for toads and other wildlife.
Only female hollies bear the red berries. There must be a male tree nearby for pollination and fruit production to occur.
It can take 14 days or more to fully recover from a cold. When infection occurs, a cold goes through four characteristic stages: incubation, early symptoms, peak symptoms, and recovery. As there is no cure for the common cold, treatment is focused on rest, fluids, and symptom relief.
An alternative way to keep your wine cool is to freeze grapes and use them as ice cubes. Plus, you can enjoy eating them afterwards!
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