10 Colonial Christmas Traditions To Celebrate In CVille

By Maggie Comeau, Content Manager

1. Wine!

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Photo: Jefferson Vineyards FB
If there’s one thing the settlers loved, it was drinking. Festivities were full of brandy, cider and most of all; wine!

2. Oysters

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Photo: Seafood At West Main FB
John Smith recorded having oysters at his first Virginia Christmas and The Virginia Almanac confirms that it was a traditional Christmas food.

3. Gun Firing

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Photo: balloons.co.uk
Young men would often shoot their rifles into the air on Christmas Eve. A confetti gun from Party Starts Here might be a safer (and more colorful) option.

4. Gambling

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Photo: rock paper scissors FB
A 1772 Virginia Almanac states that December is a time when money will be lost on card and dice games. rock paper scissors has some cute playing cards and you can get dice in any color at Atlas Comics.

5. Light Up Your Windows

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Photo: The Virginia Shop FB
Winter could be a dark and bleak time of year so many colonists put candles in their windows. These festive candle holders are from The Virginia Shop.

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6. Keep The Celebration Going!

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Christmas used to last 12 days starting on December 25th.

7. Stay Out Of New England

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Christmas celebrations were outlawed for being Pagan. Any festivities would earn you a 5 shilling fine for each offense.

8. Drink Eggnog!

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Eggnog became a Christmas tradition in Jamestown.

9. Dance!

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Photo: Melody Supreme FB
Colonial Christmas was full of balls and dances. They listened to some religious music, but mostly whatever was popular at the time.

10. Decorate With Scents

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Photo: The Spice Diva FB
Virginia colonists would fill their homes with fragrant herbs.

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Maggie Comeau, Content Manager

Maggie Comeau is the content manager of Scoutology. Her favorite things to write about are sweets, brunch and burgers.

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