Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Most Important Christmas Activity

During pioneer times, what was the most important Christmas activity?

a.      Visiting Santa

b.      Caroling

c.       Candy pulls

d.      The Christmas dance

Yesterday’s answer:

a.      The children going door to door stating, “Christmas gift”

The pioneers infrequently spoke of Christmas trees and Christmas caroling. Rather, they recalled putting up stockings, exchanging a simple gift, or eating an apple, a molasses cookie, or a plain-tasting cake. Many Christmas customs involved neighbors. A serenading fife-and-drum band might tour the neighborhood in an ox-drawn wagon. Or village children might pass from house to house chanting “Christmas gift, Christmas gift”—usually enough to win them a small reward.

Nearly Everything Imaginable, Walker, Ronald W., Doris R. Dant ed., (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999), 62.

Merry Christmas to both my family and my Blog family!!!


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