47 years to the perfect Christmas dinner:
Burnt your turkey? Fret not. A study says that it takes 47 years to master the culinary techniques for cooking Christmas dinner, owing to the techniques being tricky and challenging.
The tradition says - Christmas pudding should contain four tokens to foretell the future: a coin, a thimble, a ring and a button. It was believed if you got one of the latter two, you're doomed to be single for another year!
According to age-old tales, the white of the cane represents the purity of Jesus Christ, the red stripe symbolizes the blood he shed when he died on the cross and the peppermint flavour represents the hyssop plant that was used for purifying in the Bible.