Posted by: jesshistory2 | October 5, 2009

Wonderings About Christmas Celebrations …

I realize that this might seem a bit random, since this is not a post on my memories of past Christmases. Instead, it is a post about some questions on my mind.

As Christmas comes around, I wonder how my ancestors celebrated Christmas. So far, I have not been able to find any diaries or letters written by my ancestors, so I have no idea. I have ancestors from the British Isles and from Germany, and I realize that the traditions of both areas are completely different. How was Christmas celebrated in the Nineteenth Century and early Twentieth Century? How did farmers in the Midwest celebrate Christmas? I don’t have the answers to any of these questions. To me, this sounds like a good research topic. Does anyone have any idea where to start looking for information?

Originally posted on December 3, 2007.

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