​A Helpful Explanation Of Where Holiday Traditions Come From

I'm sure you've always had a sneaking suspicion that the story of Christmas past is quite a bit different from the story of Christmas present. But how about Chanukah and Kwanzaa?

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Watch Mental Floss host John Green get historical on a bunch of holiday traditions. Come for the Transformers: Dark of the Moon jokes, stay for the learning.

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Also Santa is a jerk. Holiday bonus my foot!

"Pikathulu is upset. Do you A - feed it its favorite food, B - pet it, C - Kill it with fire, D - Ignore it or E - none of the above?"