The Holidays

Below are links to my Holiday posts, grouped by food-related or historical. Happy Holidays!

Food-related holiday posts:

Pecan Pie Recipe

Yule Log Cake

Reindeer Cupcakes

New year’s Day Dinners in the 1870s

Peppernuts Recipe

Christmas Dinner in the 1870s

Pita Bread Recipe


First Christmas at Columbia Tusculum

First Children’s Christmas Party at the White House

Colonial Virginia Christmas Feast

Boar’s Head Festival

I’ve Brought some Corn for Popping

What Did the Magi Eat on their Journey?

Pumpkin Pie: A Holiday Tradition

Chestnuts Roasting …

Black-Eyed Peas for New Year’s Day

Happy Birthday, Jesus Cake

Simple Wassail Recipe

Eating a Special Dish on New Year’s Day?

Oh, Bring Us a Figgy Pudding

What was Wassailing?

Ten Christmas Songs that Mention food

Old-fashioned Plum Pudding

Roasting a Turkey over the Fire-1840s Recipe

Historical Holiday Posts:

Ten Christmas Songs that Mention a Manger

Ten Christmas Songs that Mention Angels

Ten Christmas Songs About Santa

Ten Songs that Mention Snow

Ten Christmas Songs that Mention Reindeer

Ten Christmas Songs that Mention Bells

12 Christmas Songs Children Love

12 Christmas Shows that I Look Forward to Each Year

12 Christmas Books that Inspired Me

12 Christmas Traditions You can Begin This Year

A Christmas Tradition: Yule Logs

The First Christmas

A Christmas Tradition: Epiphany

A Christmas Tradition: Christmas Stockings

A Christmas Tradition: Christmas Trees

Christmas During World War II

The Story Behind “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

Christmas Lights

The Christmas Tree

An 1876 Christmas Appeal from Orphans

President Washington Declares a Day of Thanksgiving

The Christmas Truce

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Silent Night