Christmas is celebrated in many countries and cultures around the world. Photo: Alamy

Nine Christmas traditions explained – from crackers to figgy pudding, holly and mistletoe

Christmas is widely celebrated, but as a festival it predates the Christian era by thousands of years. We look at Christmas myths and their sometimes ancient origins, and the modern traditions that have sprung up around it

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Christmas is celebrated in many countries and cultures around the world. Photo: Alamy
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