Christmas traditions of West Virginia

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Growing up here in Beautiful West Virginia I had the great pleasure of being handed down traditions that have been in our family for generations. I’m proud of my Mountain State Heritage and so is our family, but when it comes to Christmas here in West Virginia  things get even better!  Below we have added a few of our family traditions that we thought that we would share with all yall.  Be sure in the comment section below, share your stories and traditions with us!

Let’s begin…..

 

Ground Pine

I remember as a child spending hours in the woods gather Ground Pine for not only wreaths but to use on our Christmas tree and to decorate our home.

Lycopodium obscurum, commonly called rare clubmoss, ground pine, prince’s pine or princess pine, is North American a species of clubmoss in the family Lycopodiaceae.
Historically, L. obscurum, Ground Pine has been harvested from the wild for use as Christmas greens for wreaths, as well as the use of its spores for flash powder.

 

Watching Christmas movies

Our Family Simply Loves Christmas Movies, as a matter of fact we tend to ( try ) to watch one every day in December. Here are just a few that we really enjoy ( In no particular order)

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (1964)
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (1965)
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)
A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)

 

 

Church Christmas plays

In Our family we both come from a Christian Upbringing  so God Plays a huge part in our lives as does our church. Our families have always enjoyed our churches Christmas plays and events this time of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at Christmas Lights

In Our Family we have always enjoyed loading up in a vehicle and driving around for hours looking at all of the beautiful light displays around the Mountain State.

Check out our Christmas Light Shows In West Virginia Post. Read More >

 

 

 

Christmas Parades

This one goes out to our mothers, We both remember how we used to go our towns Christmas Parades. The Lights, the sounds the colorful holiday beauty, all wrapped up in a mile long  parade. Our Daughter made it into the parade one year and it was amazing as a father to see her there.

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