Fun Fact December 16, 2021.

Here’s yet another odd phobia; Christougenniatikophobia.  Christougenniatikophobia is a full-blown fear of Christmas itself. This phobia, according to multiple online medical sites, typically develops in early childhood and may overlap or include fear of Santa and fear of gatherings or parties.  This phobia is a sub-phobia of herotophobia.  Herote is the Greek word for holiday.  There are several other phobias that can contribute to a fear of holidays in general and Christmas in particular.  Selaphobia is the fear of flashing lights and phonophobia is the fear of loud noises.  Some Christmas customs involve “Christmas crackers”, a tube filled with gifts and goodies that make a loud noise, like a fire cracker, when the ribbon is pulled.  These are more common in England than here in the US.    Listen to the podcast here;  https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

Fun Fact December 16, 2021.
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