As the days grow longer, the memories grow stronger. Remembrances of Christmas in New England from Judson D. Hale Sr., Yankee‘s longtime editor-in-chief.
In New Sweden Maine, one of the last outposts of traditional Swedish culture, the darkest season begins with a celebration of light. Jim Collins tells the story of New Sweden as it celebrates St. Lucia’s Day.
Being the town Santa is not all ho-ho-ho and Merry Christmas. A report from the other side of the beard by Donald Hall.
In the little Maine town 0f Rangeley, halfway to the North Pole, what started out as a tourist attraction has turned into a celebration of generosity. The story of Rangeley’s Giving Tree from Suki Casanave.
What if your faith doesn’t include Christmas as a celebration? Naomi Shulman ponders a blue-and-white Christmas in a touching essay.