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Christmas Witch: La Befana is Santa's Wine-Guzzling Female Counterpart

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Christmas Witch: La Befana is Santa's Wine-Guzzling Female Counterpart

I don’t know about you, but if I can wedge Halloween into any other holiday, I absolutely will. Sure, everyone is already familiar with the Halloween-meets-Christmas crossover The Nightmare Before Christmas, but what if I told you the Italians figured out how to do a holiday mashup long before Tim Burton ever did? Move over, Mrs. Claus, because La Befana, the wine-drinking, cheer-spreading, gift-giving Christmas witch is the heroine this holiday really needs. The legend of La Befana began in Southern Italy, when the biblical magi – AKA the Three Wise Men – paid her a visit on their way...

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