Christmas in the South
Rodanthe, North Carolina
Visit North Carolina’s Outer Banks around the end of December, and you’ll find that Christmas comes not once a year, but twice
The best-laid plans often crumble—but it’s OK
For generations, stretching back further than our history books, we Southerners have filled our Christmas stockings with sweet, seasonal citrus. But why?
McAdenville, North Carolina
Take a tour of McAdenville, North Carolina, and discover why the town has become known as Christmastown, USA
Memories of Christmas back home in Texas inspired a research scientist in New England to write a bluegrass hit
Flag Pond, Tennessee; Marshall, North Carolina
In 2013, my 82-year-old mother looked at her Christmas morning plate and said, “I’ve eaten this same meal on this same day for eighty consecutive years.”
Ever wonder why we put citrus in our stockings? Why the Outer Banks celebrate Christmas twelve days late? Find the history behind five of the South’s most perplexing Christmas traditions here.
At ten she had the voice of a twenty-something-year-old country rock superstar—and she used it to become just that
Homemade treats make memorable gifts—even after they’re eaten!
If you took “the tree” out of the average American Christmas experience, the holiday would largely be unrecognizable. And yet did you know that this seemingly dyed-in-the-wool Yuletide element has only been popular in our country since the nineteenth century?
Asheville, North Carolina
The Biltmore is unquestionably the closest America has come to a palace, and there’s no time like the holidays to visit this grand home
Austin, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky; Richmond, Virginia; McAdenville, North Carolina; St. Augustine, Florida
From Texas to Florida, the South is all lit up with Christmas. Here are five of the Christmas-lights best!
Cooking greens for New Year’s like every other good Southerner? Save the “likker” and make ’em go that much further
New Orleans, Louisiana
This briny treat isn’t just delicious, it’s steeped in centuries of tradition and inherently sewn into the very fabric of our country
A whole generation of Americans grew to love the stories of a Virginia family during the Great Depression after the showing of this Christmas movie
Concord, North Carolina
With countless variations on this Southern favorite, you’re bound to enjoy a little scoop of heaven this Christmas season
Lee was a shrewd general, yes, but also a kindhearted man with a love for children—as well as, apparently, a personal acquaintance with good ol’ St. Nick himself!