Christmas Superstitions - Old Sayings

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These are Christmas superstitions and old sayings I have never been proven to be true. However, I have met mountain folk in the Asheville area who swear these sayings are true.

If you sit under a pine tree on Christmas Eve, angel voices will sing all around you but you will die soon after.

The week before Christmas, roosters crow in the middle of the night so the day will come sooner.

The dawn comes twice on Christmas day.

On Christmas day, plants will bloom and animals will talk

Bees in their hives are said to hum the melody of an ancient Christmas songs from dust to dawn. The old people say that they have heard the music of the bees and seen cows kneel and speak.

On this Holy night, the plants will bloom as they did when Christ was born. Although covered with snow, underneath, the ground is covered with soft green vegetation.

Old Christmas or January 5th, the first dawn comes about an hour earlier than usual and the skies brighten until sunlight seems close. The poke wheat sends up sprouts big enough for everyone to see. When dark returns, the sprouts die, then true dawn appears. The week before Christmas, roosters crow in the middle of the night trying to make the day come sooner.