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In bright and cheery tones, actress Jude Beaumont offers a short but sweet sampling of stories behind the most beloved Christmas traditions: trees, cards, and carols. This is a delightful listen that’s well-suited for young and inquiring minds who wonder why we celebrate the holiday as we do, and parents might find themselves picking up some new tidbits, too. Overall, the most surprising lesson here is just how young many of our seasonal "traditions" really are. Light seasonal music adds sparkle to the performance.

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Learn about the history of Christmas Customs with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Christmas trees and Christmas cards seem to be an essential part of the holiday season. So it may surprise you to know they are both relatively recent traditions in the USA and Britain!

The Christmas tree has its origins in Germany. The husband of Britain’s Queen Victoria brought the tradition to England when he moved there in 1840. But where did the German tradition come from? Many stories claim to explain this. One tradition states the medieval St Boniface used the evergreen tree to symbolize Jesus as the ‘tree of life’.

Perfect to engage, entertain and broaden young thinkers.. iMindsJNR brings knowledge to your MP3 with 5 minute information segments for growing minds.

Make your MP3 smarter with iMindsJNR MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge to help shape young minds.

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"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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