Christmas Games

Playing Snap Dragon at Christmas

I was trying to enlighten and educate Chatter with some newly discovered Christmas knowledge I recently acquired when she gave me this look. I told her “It just so happens that snapdragons, one of my favorite flowers, was named after a Christmas game from 1704. To be precise a Christmas game of picking raisins from burning brandy and eating them while they were on fire.” Chatter’s disbelief made me say “I’m serious. I read it in a dictionary.” Her reply was…

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