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A Sensual History of the Christmas Holiday
Not so long ago, Christmas was a far cry from the child-centric, family holiday that is celebrated today. We know Christmas was superimposed over any number of already existing holidays. However, it also picked up many of the celebratory traditions associated with these other holidays as well, including a proclivity for sensual exploits.
One of these celebrations was Yuletide, which was celebrated around the winter solstice among Scandinavians and Germanic peoples. This was a rather pagan festival with traditions like burning the yule log, feasting on meat and partaking of drink. The combination of alcohol and forced interior revelry due to the weather led, no doubt, to some lascivious behaviors.
The Romans partook of Saturnalia. In honor of the god Saturn, Romans would give gifts and party. It was also a time of relaxation of the normal stratification of society with the lines between master and slave becoming blurred during this period of celebration. Undoubtedly, this presented opportunities for relaxation of all types of social mores.
During the Middle Ages, Christmas commonly featured feasting, dancing and gambling. As you can imagine, this led to some sexually oriented behaviors as well. Eventually the carnival atmosphere of Christmas was so out of control that Puritans in England banned it. However, many didn’t go along with this and there continued to be a boom in conceptions at the Christmas holiday.
Eventually by the end of the Victorian period, Christmas became completely transformed into the family-oriented holiday we know today, complete with the Christmas tree.
In the spirit of Christmases past, make your Christmas this year a sensual one. Smell the wonderful aromas of evergreen, eat tasty holiday treats and snuggle up with your loved ones in front of a roaring fire. Happy Holidays!
How do you like to celebrate the holiday?
Holly is home from college for the holidays and working as Santa’s elf at the local mall. She’s embraced her intensely blossoming sexuality and is looking for adventure. When fellow elf Jack asks Holly to have dinner with him and she agrees, the sparks are flying already. After dinner, it’s time for dessert!
Co-worker Nick plays Santa and as he gets to know Holly, Santa wants to play, too. After seeing Holly and Jack together, he just can’t resist taking her for himself. Nick makes Holly realize she has a new passion for backdoor play. In the end, Holly entices both Santa and the elf and finds a very hot way to please them both—at the same time!
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