Appalachian Christmas Traditions and Folklore

Christmas is upon us, so we thought we’d share not a tale this week, but a story about how Christmas was celebrated in Appalachia over the years, along with some holiday folklore.

We hope you enjoy!

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Merry Christmas, one and all!

Krampus: The Dark Side of Christmas

Did you know that Christmas has a dark side? It does, at least in some parts of not just Appalachia but around the world, in the form of a shaggy, horned man-goat named Krampus!

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Merry Christmas…and, uh, sweet Christmas dreams, y’all!