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Christmas 2008 Source Guide
Very Near the North Pole
Santas and themed trees in every corner transform Marilyn and Jerry Treichel’s colonial-style home into an elfin workshop.
Savor a Frontier Feast
After work in the fields ended for the season, frontier neighbors celebrated with a hearty feast taken straight from the woods.The works of the top traditional holiday artisans decorate the restored rooms of the 1775 John Neville house.
For Gerald and Glenda Dinkins, living in Salem at Christmastime sometimes means opening their home to strangers—who soon become friends.
Christmas at Woodville Plantation
This Pennsylvania frontier mansion blends the traditions of German immigrants and Southerners during its holiday celebrations.
Project: Build a Christmas Pyramid
A few branches lashed together gave way to a more ornamental four-shelf pyramid for holiday decorating by the end of the 19th Century.
Project: Decorate with Paper Filigree
Project: Knit a Christmas Stocking
Based on colonial patterns, these stockings work well for both Santa and someone with cold feet.