A Foxfire Christmas

Appalachian Memories and Traditions

Edited by Eliot Wigginton

With a new preface by Bobby Ann Starnes

156 pp., 6 x 9, 24 illus

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4618-6
    Published: October 1996
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-9904-5
    Published: February 2010
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-6758-2
    Published: February 2010

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This captivating book of recollections celebrates the holiday traditions of Appalachian families as passed from one generation to the next. Based on Foxfire students' interviews with neighbors and family members, the memories shared here are from a simpler time, when gifts were fewer but perhaps more precious, and holiday tables were laden with traditional favorites. More than just reminiscences, however, A Foxfire Christmas includes instructions for recreating many of the ornaments, toys, and recipes that make up so many family traditions, from Chicken and Dumplings to Black Walnut Cake, and from candy pulls to corn husk dolls and hand-whittled toy cars.

About the Authors

Eliot Wigginton founded the Foxfire program in Rabun Gap, Georgia.
For more information about Eliot Wigginton, visit the Author Page.

Bobby Ann Starnes was president and executive director of The Foxfire Fund.
For more information about Bobby Ann Starnes, visit the Author Page.