What are different Christmas superstitions?

CHRISTMAS TIME is here, which means it’s time to decorate the halls, wrap your presents and put them under the tree.

Many people associate superstitions mainly with New Year’s Eve, but there are also many of them around Christmas;

Holly is used for decoration because it was formerly associated with warding off evil


Holly is used for decoration because it was formerly associated with warding off evilPhoto credit: Moment RF

What are different Christmas superstitions?

trim tree

  • Your Christmas tree must be fully decorated or spring will come too late
  • The tree must be brought indoors and lit before Christmas Eve to keep evil spirits away
  • Cutting down the tree before the New Year is considered bad luck
  • When the holidays are over, it’s best to burn your tree rather than throw it away
  • Once the Christmas tree lights are lit on Christmas Eve, they should stay lit throughout the night as they represent the stars that led the wise men in the Bible to Jesus

christmas dinner

  • Kick in the New Year by eating a crunchy apple on Christmas Eve
  • Eat your Christmas breakfast by candlelight for good luck
  • Leaving a full loaf of bread on the kitchen table after Christmas is said to be a sign of provisioning for the rest of the year
  • Keep a fish scale that you eat at Christmas Eve dinner in your pocket and your purse or wallet will stay full
Mistletoe is known for several Christmas superstitions


Mistletoe is known for several Christmas superstitionsCredit: E+

Other Christmas superstitions

  • Christmas carols should always be greeted with offerings of food or drink, otherwise misfortune will strike you
  • Holly was believed to ward off witches and evil, which is why we use it as a decoration at Christmas
  • Snow at Christmas means green grass at Easter
  • Winds at Christmas mean good omens are soon to follow
  • A piece of mistletoe under your pillow on January 6 will show you the face of your true love while you sleep
  • Also, if you are approached for a kiss under mistletoe and turn away, you will encounter misfortune

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DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: devancole@dailynationtoday.com.

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