WHAT CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS AND KAMB HAVE IN COMMON
Stockings have been part of Christmas celebrations for centuries. According to Emily Spivack’s piece in The Smithsonian, the ages-old tale behind the stockings goes something like this:
“A recently widowed man and father of three girls was having a tough time making ends meet. Even though his daughters were beautiful, he worried that their impoverished status would make it impossible for them to marry. St. Nicholas was wandering through the town where the man lived and heard villagers discussing that family’s plight. He wanted to help but knew the man would refuse any kind of charity directly. Instead, one night, he slid down the chimney of the family’s house and filled the girls’ recently laundered stockings, which happened to be drying by the fire, with gold coins. And then he disappeared. The girls awoke in the morning, overjoyed upon discovering the bounty. Because of St. Nick’s generosity, the daughters were now eligible to wed and their father could rest easy that they wouldn’t fall into lonely despair.”
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Merry Christmas, from all of us at Celebration Radio, KAMB.
Reference: Spivack, Emily. December 14, 2012. The Legend of the Christmas Stocking. The Smithsonian. Retrieved on December 8, 2022, from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-legend-of-the-christmas-stocking-160854441/