New in paperback 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.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.41(d)|
About the Author
Recognized as one of America's foremost educators, Eliot Wigginton founded the Foxfire program in Rabun Gap, Georgia.
Table of Contents
Preface Kelly's Introduction Jenny's Introduction
1. Preparations and Decorations
3. Gifts and Santa
4. Food and Menus
5. Other Traditions
6. Stories Student Authors and Interviewees