All I Want for Christmas is Candy: Candy Canes

candycane

The classic Christmas candy. What would your Christmas stocking be without a candy cane to top it off?

Candy Canes date back to at least the 17th century (originally as a decoration for Christmas trees). Some Christians believe that the cane’s shape represents Jesus’ identity as The Good Shepherd and the white and red symbolize his purity from sin and his blood shed on the cross. This strikes me as something made up after the fact. Anyone, regardless of religious beliefs or lack thereof, can enjoy this holiday’s most classic treat. 

Merry Christmas. Joy to the World. May your holiday be a sweet one, filled with love, friends, laughter, and of course, candy.

2 responses to “All I Want for Christmas is Candy: Candy Canes

  1. rudolpha nez-rouge

    have we all eaten enough candy and cookies yet?

    well, maybe one more slice of pecan pie!
    still a few more precious hours left of christmas!

  2. Sara, this was fun. It gave me a click to look forward to each evening. A kind of foodie Advent Calendar. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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