Christmas Spider Legend
The tale of the Christmas spider comes from a German legend of long ago. And inspired by the story, lots of people, today, have started placing a spider amongst the other shiny adornments on their traditional Christmas trees. Why is that? Well, read on...
The Christmas Spider Legend
A long time ago, a mother was busy scrubbing the house in anticipation of the most wonderful day of the year - the day of the Christ child's birth! She washed and cleaned until not a speck of dust might be found. Even the spiders were forced to abandon their cozy corners close to the ceiling to prevent from getting caught up in the housewife's frantic cleaning. They scrambled and climbed, and finally fled to a corner in the attic. There, they were safe.
Finally, Christmas Eve arrived! The tree was decorated and stood with pride by the fireplace, waiting for the children to rush downstairs when dawn broke. But what about the poor spiders still way up in the attic? They were frantic, they could not see the tree, or be present for Christmas morning. What could they do? The oldest and smartest of the spiders suggested they could peep through the crack in the foyer door to view the tree.
So silently, they crept out of the attic, down the stairs, and across the floor to hide in the crack of the threshold. Suddenly, the door opened just a tiny bit, and quickly the spiders scurried into the room. They so wanted to see the tree close-up, and since their eyes are not the strongest, they needed to get very close indeed.
They crept all over the tree, up and down, over every branch and twig, and looked at each one of the pretty decorations. At last, when their curiosity was satisfied, they climbed down from the tree and went back to the foyer. Where they stood still, to stare in awe at the beautiful Christmas tree.
But oh, no, what a mess they made! Everywhere the spiders went, they had left their webs!
When Santa came down the chimney, he looked in dismay at the tree. He loved the small spiders, for they are God's creatures, too, but he knew the mother, who worked so hard trimming the tree, would not feel the same. So, he touched the webs and watched as they turned to sparkling, shimmering silver and gold!
From that time onward, people have hung tinsel on their Christmas trees. And, according to the legend, it is customary to include a spider among the decorations on the tree.
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