Stockings

Stockings are another Christmas tradition that I am not used to from Austria. The gifts from Santa supposedly arrive overnight and will be in the stockings while gifts given by people have actually been under the tree potentially for weeks by the time Christmas morning arrives. Even though it sounds like there would be more gifts overall in comparison to the Austrian way where all gifts are brought by the Christkind and appear under the tree, I have never really adopted the stocking idea/tradition. But it is cute to see in other homes all the stockings hanging over the fireplace for weeks before Christmas and ready to be filled by Santa. And every family member gets his/her own stocking:

Stockings

Everyone in the family – including the dogs – gets a stocking.

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