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  • PODCAST: The History of Christmas in America

    Be sure to listen to Matt Spalding discuss the history and importance of Christmas in America. Tune in here!

    How did early Americans celebrate Christmas? Since Christmas is also a time of giving, what are traditional ways Americans have done so? Is there a particular story about Christmas from the founding or other times in America that is relevant today?

    Be sure to tune in to hear Spalding answer these questions and more!

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    One Response to PODCAST: The History of Christmas in America

    1. KarlFischels says:

      We have two sets of Christmas tree decorations, which we alternate from year to year. The set with traditional colored lights and balls, toys and candy canes has traditional silver tinsel; and the set with white lights, seashells, sandpaper ornaments, strings of pearls, bottle green glass balls and feathered doves has iridescent plastic tinsel.

      Tinsel finishes a tree and increases its luminescence.

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