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Matthew Brown Justin Timberlang Chris Teitloff. Stockings. The Christmas Stocking. A Christmas Stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claws can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins, coal or other small gifts when he arrives. Legend.

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Matthew brown justin timberlang chris teitloff

Matthew Brown

Justin Timberlang

Chris Teitloff

Stockings


The christmas stocking
The Christmas Stocking

  • A Christmas Stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claws can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins, coal or other small gifts when he arrives


Legend
Legend

  • Very long ago, there lived a poor man and his three very beautiful daughters. He had no money to get his daughters married, and he was worried what would happen to them after his death.


Legend1
Legend

  • Saint Nicholas was passing through when he heard villagers talking about the girls. Saint Nicholas wanted to help, but knew that the old man wouldn’t accept charity. He decided to help in secret. After dark he threw three bags of gold through an open window.


Legend2
Legend

  • One bag of gold landed in a stocking. When the girls and their father woke up the next morning they found bags of gold and were, of course, overjoyed. The girls were able to get married and lived happily ever after.



Origins
Origins

  • The tradition began in Holland, children used one of their everyday socks, but eventually special Christmas stockings were created for this purpose.


Purpose
Purpose

  • Christmas stockings are a way of giving gifts and we give gifts to remember the Three Wise Men bringing gifts and to celebrate the birth of Jesus.