Tuesday, December 6

The Legend of The Christmas Spider

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There are many wonderful legends and stories connected with the Christmas season. This lovely folk tale which originated in Europe many years ago about the legend of the Christmas spider is one of my favourites. I hope you will enjoy reading it - even those of you who don't normally like spiders!

The Legend of The Christmas Spider

On Christmas Eve, the mother of a poor family decorated and cleaned her house ready to be blessed on Christmas Day by the Christmas Angel. As she began to dust and clean, the spiders who lived in the house scurried away to hide in the dark and dusty attic of the house, where they wouldn't be disturbed.

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Sue Lyon-Jones, December 2011

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