"Christmas Memories and Traditions"

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Visit the past with Dave Downs as he recounts favorite personal holiday memories and the history behind several Christmas Traditions. Downs "stocking stuffs" this nostalgic look at childhood memories with little known interesting facts. Did you know that the song "Jingle Bells" was originally written as a Thanksgiving song?

Wonder what the all-time most popular Christmas song is; when the first electric Christmas lights appeared; or why Christmas was outlawed in early colonial times? Join Dave Downs, the New England History festival's "BEST EXHIBITOR", as he explores these and other fascinating holiday topics.