19/12/2014 10:15 GMT | Updated 23/12/2015 04:59 GMT

Why Is Boxing Day Called Boxing Day? Did Coke Invent Santa? 11 Christmas Questions Answered

Christmas traditions are far from purely Christian - a lot of what Brits do in the festive season can be traced back to paganism, folklore and commercialism.

These 11 answers to Christmas questions reveal the unexpected, ancient and sometimes downright bizarre history behind turkey, crackers, Christmas trees and all the rest of it.


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