Santa Snacked on Christmas Trees
In Medieval Germany it was custom to decorate paradise trees with apples, wafers and cookies. According to SantaClaus.com, once this tradition merged with Christianity, the tree became a symbol of the Christmas. It didn't take long before children noticed Santa (or little mice) had snacked on the edible tree ornaments before taking off for his next stop. Soon it became tradition to leave a plate of cookies by the fireplace mantle to keep them warm for Santa, and also away from the mice.