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Stocking tradition has seen many changes over years

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Clement Clarke Moore put foot warmers in the third line of his famous Christmas story. “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there,” Moore wrote in his 1823 yuletide classic, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Children are still following Moore’s advice. Every Christmas Eve, stockings are hung near the chimney. After true believers go to bed, the stockings are filled with toys, candies and fruits. ...

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