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Christmas Traditions

We love Christmas history at Byers’ Choice and enjoy sharing stories of how families from all corners of the globe have celebrated this most cherished holiday throughout the centuries.

It is fascinating to learn about these Christmas traditions and how they have evolved through the years as they have been passed down from generation to generation. There are so many unique traditions and celebrations including foods, decorations, customs and rituals. We’d like to share some of our favorites with you here.

Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars

Counting the Days


Christmas Pickle

A Modern, Whimsical Tradition

Victorian Christmas

English Victorian

The Beginning of a Tradition

Colonial Christmas

Colonial Virginia

Christmas in the Colonies

German Christmas Market


A Time for Celebration & Family

Pennsylvania Dutch

Pennsylvania Dutch

A Visit from Belsnickel

Scandinavian Straw Goat


Rich and Resonant Traditions

Grandfather Frost & Snow Maiden


Grandfather Frost and More

Irish Christmas Traditions




Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

La Befana

La Befana