The Story of The Little Christmas Spider. Video Tutorial On How To Make A Spider.

This is the story of the little Christmas spider.

The story of the Christmas spider seems to have come from Germany. I have read two versions of the story. One that Weihanchtsmann, known as Father Christmas and the other that the Christ Child helped out the little spiders. I have put both stories on here and a Youtube tutorial on how to make a Christmas spider.

I tried to find the prettiest spider I could find for this picture, but that's not easy. Spiders just aren't pretty. Their webs are beautiful.

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Mama Spider and Her Babies.

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Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday. This tradition started in 1836.

I took a picture of this spider in our yard. She took care of the babies just like any mother should. Our kids didn't like walking by her on the walk, but I made sure they left her alone. I don't like killing spiders because I know they're good around the garden. They eat insects that we don't need like mosquitoes.

Our kids are grown-ups, but they will scream and run off if they see a spider. Why? All you have to do is step on them. My husband and I don't do that. If I find them in the house I put them outside. Now if I lived in the south where there are poison spiders I may feel different about that.

We had huge spiders on the lake. They would hatch under our dock. We called them dock spiders. I could look out the window and see them sunning themselves on the dock they were that big.

One time we had a sunrise service at our cottage with our church. One man walked in the cottage and saw this huge spider hanging in the window and out he went. He said he had never seen a spider that big before.

Poland decorates their Christmas with spiders and spider webs. They believe spiders and webs stand for goodness and prosperity.

How to make a Christmas Spider

How to make a Christmas Spider. You can make your own spider or you can buy them on the internet. I got mine on Ebay.

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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

I love your hub, but I don't like spiders, but leave them alone outside. As long as they don't get on me.

I learned a lot from this hub I did not know, I was born in Alabama, but this I think you know.

Voted up, UABI and shared.


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vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

Dock spiders! How interesting. I saw diving spiders when I was a child...they breath with a bubble held to their underside. I found this Hub through Au fait's spider Hub.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, My brother-in-law had one get in the boat with him. He to the boat paddle the threw the spider into the lake it walked across the water and got back in the boat. Well, from there you know what he did with that spider. Thanks for stopping by.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

Nope, never even knew there was such a thing as a 'dock spider' until you told me in your comment above. I researched them as a result and they're quite large in a lot of cases! Saw photos of them sunning themselves on piers as you described. I'm glad I was a landlubber. The huge spiders they have here in Texas are one of the drawbacks from my perspective and sometimes I think about moving back to Wisconsin just to get back to where there are no huge spiders, no cockroaches, no tree roaches, no tarantulas or scorpions, etc. No fire ants -- for now.

I found dock spiders very interesting (in photos). ;) I'm glad you told me about them. They're about average size for here, but that doesn't comfort my mind at all . . .

Adding this to Awesome Hubpages!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, I guess you never saw a Dock Spider while living in Wisconsin. They are one big spider. Our dock was a way from our house but up in my kitchen I could look down on the dock and see the spiders sunning themselves on the dock. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote, pin and share.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

Interesting stories. I've never had a spider on my tree -- unless a real one snuck into it as described above! The little girl does have a good voice in the video.

Here in the South we have brown recluse and black widow spiders, both of which are poisonous, but these same spiders can be found all over this country and the world, so they are not specific to the South. We do have some very large spiders, in addition to the black widows and brown recluses, but they are not poisonous, just hairy, and scary looking. Some of our spiders and insects are bigger than my car! Just kidding, but they are huge compared to anything I ever saw growing up in WI.

Voted this hub up, BAI, pinned to my 'Christmas II' board, and will share!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

rajan jolly, Thank you for telling me about the video I will check it. Thanks so much for the vote and share.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

I was not aware of the Christmas spider stories up till now. The Christmas spider ornament tutorial video does not work.

Voted up, interesting and shared.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, Thank you for stopping by. We do the same with spiders. Thanks for the vote and share.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

I had never heard the cute stories of the little spiders and the Christmas tree. Like you, I never purposely kill a spider. We try and put anything that gets into the house by mistake, back outside where they belong if at all possible. Up and interesting votes. Even though it is well past Christmas, will share.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

James A Watkins,

Thanks so much for stopping by. I like both versions too. I have a little spider for our tree made of beads.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

So that's where tinsel came from! I never knew.

Thank you for this excellent Hub. And "O Holy Night" is my favorite Christmas song. Isn't it wonderful?

Both versions of the Little Christmas Spider story are great.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Scarface1300,

Thanks you, for stopping by glad you enjoyed the hub.


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Scarface1300 4 years ago

Beautiful... I have 2 little spiders who would love to crawl around this tree LOL... Voted Up and Beautiful


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

no problem. keep writing more hubs like this. I like learning new things


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

PDXKaraokeGuy,

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the a comment. Glad you like the story.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

interesting story. I've never before heard of the Christmas spider. Thanks for enlightening me!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Thanks writer20 for stopping by. I'm glad I have put a story in hubpages some people have not heard of. Thank you for the vote.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

I also have never heard of Christmas spiders before. Their story is a great one. Voted up and awesome


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

thougtforce,

Thanks Tins, for stopping by and visiting my hub and thanks for the votes.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

I love these stories they are lovely! I haven't heard about Christmas spiders before so it was interesting to read. You have done a beautiful hub as well! Voted up/interesting

Tina


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Movie Master,

Thanks for stopping by and I glad you liked the hub. Thanks for the vote.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

diogenes,

Thanks Bob, for stopping and visiting my hub.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Gypsy Rose Lee,

Thanks for visiting. I bought a spider ornament long ago for my tree. I haven't seen it in a long time. We put up just small trees now.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi moonlake, this is so lovely it gave me goosebumps!

Voting up/awesome


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

Good stuff! Anything that features arachnids gets my vote. Timely and awesome...Bob


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

What a lovely story! Never heard about the spiders but will think of this when hanging tinsel this year. I love to see spider webs when the have dew on them on summer mornings and glitter in the sun.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

myawn,

Thanks for stopping by leaving a comment. I think lots of people feel the way you do. I have two grown kids that can't stand to look at them.


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myawn 4 years ago from Florida

the stories are nice except I don't care for spiders


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

arusho,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I also like spiders I just don't like the way they look. All those legs I guess.


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arusho 4 years ago from University Place, Wa.

What a beautiful story. I love spider webs too.

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