Gingerbread is a confection that uses the classic “pumpkin spice” spices. But gingerbread men and gingerbread houses are a Christmas thing. The more you look, the more Christmas traditions you find, many of them having nothing at all to do with the birth of Christ or Santa Claus or even the solstice. It’s like we threw all possible traditions in a bucket and eventually got rid of the ones we didn’t like.
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Long-time Neatoramanauts know about this one, as we posted the movie for your viewing pleasure in 2012. So what’s the deal with a white Christmas, wrapping paper, and the Rockefeller Christmas tree? Cracked titled their latest pictofacts article 13 Unexpected Origins of Christmas Traditions, but many of them are just weird facts about the customs that surround Christmas. You’ll learn something either way.