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Grace Elliot
December 22nd, 2010, 08:07 AM
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These days it seems shops put up Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, oblivious to the Victorian superstition that it was unlucky to decorate before Christmas Eve.
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The idea of festive decorations goes back to pagan times. Indeed the tradition of holly and ivy originated from holly being used to protect against witchcraft and ivy as a symbol of immortality.
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In the 19<SUP>th</SUP> century people living in crowded towns had little or no access to holly…
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