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Re: BRAN TUB

Posted by James Briggs on December 27, 2002

In Reply to: Re: BRAN TUB posted by Bruce Kahl on December 26, 2002

: : PLEASE DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE ORIGIN OF THE MEANING `BRAN TUB` AS IN CHRISTMAS OFFICE BRAN TUB WHERE EVERYBODY WRAPS UP A PRESENT PUTS IT IN A LARGE BOX THEN TAKES OUT ANOTHER PRESENT

: It looks like a UK thing. Seems the bran(probably in the form of a fine grain?), hides the gifts.
: From a few websites:
: A large tub is decorated with crepe paper, filled with bran or sawdust, then wrapped gifts were hidden in the bran. Everyone at the party had a chance to pull out a prize from the tub.

That's it exactly! Very UK by the sound of things.
Happy New Year - just to be early as well as full of Good Wishes.