Christmas in the South

Potlikker Soup

Montgomery, Alabama

Cooking greens for New Year’s like every other good Southerner? Save the “likker” and make ’em go that much further

Oyster Stew and a Southern Christmas Eve

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

The Homecoming: The Waltons’ Christmas Eve Story

Schuyler, Virginia

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

Ambrosia: Southern Food of the Gods

Concord, North Carolina

With countless variations on this Southern favorite, you’re bound to enjoy a little scoop of heaven this Christmas season

General Lee and Santa Claus

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!

Christmas in Florida: Saint Augustine’s Festive Lights and Sights

Saint Augustine, Florida

Despite the lack of very conventional Christmas-y weather, Florida has plenty of Christmas traditions all its own

Give ’Em Food: Food Gifts for Christmas

Montgomery, Alabama

When you share the fruits of your labor with someone, it means so much more than anything you could have bought

Merry Cookie to All—and to All a Good Bite!

Montgomery, Alabama

Baking Christmas cookies with your kids is a tradition they’ll cherish long—here’s an easy recipe for making your own Christmas-cookie magic

The Art of Southern Christmas: Part Two

Whether it’s slapping pecans in a kugel or lighting a bonfire to guide in an alligator-drawn sleigh, there are few traditions that can’t be made a bit better by a dash of Southern charm

Christmas Brunch

Montgomery, Alabama

For many, Christmas morning is the most wonderful moment in the most wonderful time of the year. Why not top it off with a Christmas morning brunch to help you hold onto the warm and cozy just a bit longer?

Divinity, aka Southern Candy

Soft and sweet with just a hint of crumble, divinity is the Christmastime favorite in the South and well beyond.

The Poinsettia’s Southern Progenitor

Greenville, South Carolina

When Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American diplomat and botanist on assignment in Mexico, first sighted a roadside poinsettia in 1828, he immediately sent cuttings back to his greenhouse in Greenville. The rest is history.