Origins of Christmas Stockings
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Learn how the tradition of Christmas stockings got started. Among the most widespread customs of Christmas is hanging stockings on the mantle on Christmas Eve to be filled with presents by Santa Claus. Because there is no record of how this tradition began, it is surrounded by legend. One such is that there once lived a poor miller and his daughters. To marry them off he had to provide the prospective groom with the customary dowry.