10 Festive Facts You Didn't Know About Christmas

Santa Claus waves to the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day (Getty).

Whether it's tucking into a delicious mince pie or puckering up under the mistletoe, at some point this Christmas season many of us will embrace the numerous traditions related to this time of the year. But where do these age-old customs and familiar images come from and which is your favourite?