==Christmas Foods and Drinks==
The origin of eggnog is unclear but the best records indicate that English aristocracy or wealthy land owners use to drink a drink similar to eggnog, which contained milk, eggs, and sherry during the time of Christmas to celebrate prosperity in the previous year and the years to come. Eggnog had ingredients that were well beyond the means of most people so the drink was meant to be a toast to prosperity. In the US colonies, it began to become popular during the 18th century when wine and other liquors were taxed, but rum was not. Thus, rum began to be a popular alcoholic addition to the an egg and milk mix.
==Other Traditions Around the World==