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Colonial Christmases

By December 25, 2012

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Historian of American culture Alice Morse Earle wrote of Christmas in New England in colonial America. How did the Puritans celebrate Christmas?
Colonial Christmas

Puritan Winter from Alice Morse Earle, Customs and Fashions in Old New England, 1903
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What did the Puritans and Pilgrims -- and their neighbors with the Church of England -- think about the holiday and how it should be kept? Read about the early history of American Christmases:


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