The Christmas stocking and the orange so many of us find in the toe of it every Christmas morning is a source of mystery to many. What is legend, what is myth, what is truth?
There is a cruel rumor going about that for whatever the truth is about the Christmas stocking St. Nicholas had nothing to do with it.
That is, of course, poppycock.
There would be no Christmas stocking without St. Nicholas.
This merry episode dives deep into where the Christmas stocking comes from and it explain the orange in the toe — once and for all.
It is, at the end of the day, a fascinating story of legend. A story worth retelling again and again.
That is, after all, how we got the Christmas stocking in the first place.
We should keep it going.
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Jeff, Thanks for the short history lesson on the origins of the orange in the Christmas stocking. It is still linked to Bishop Nicholas of Myra and the Fact that he lived, gave, and did. The representation of the gold as an orange is an important one. As you said, he did give and anonymously . And that is one of the truest parts to the Spirit of Christmastime.