1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, crab, olives and chives.
2. Unroll one tube of crescent dough into one long rectangle; seal seams and perforations.
3. Spread with 1 C cream cheese mixture.
4. Sprinkle with 1/4 C of each cheese.
5. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.
6. Using a serrated knife, cut into 10 slices; place cut side down on a greased baking sheet.
7. Repeat with remaining crescent dough, cream cheese mixture and cheeses.
8. Bake at 375 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
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- in Norway on Christmas Eve, visitors should know that after the family's big dinner and the opening of presents, all the brooms in the house are hidden. The Norwegians long ago believed that witches and mischievous spirits came out on Christmas Eve and would steal their brooms for riding.
- in southern France, some people burn a log in their homes from Christmas Even until New Year's Day. This stems from an ancient tradition in which farmers would use part of the log to ensure a plentiful harvest the following year.