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Myths and truth surround Christmas

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From Frosty the Snowman to Jack Frost to Scrooge's otherworldly visitors, Christmas is chock-full of the fanciful and fictitious.

But, as it turns out, even some of the season's traditions that have been taken as fact - such as those about the actual date of Jesus' birth or the number of wise men - turn out to be questionable or downright wrong.

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Beware ye who enter here, traditions will be challenged.

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