Christmas in the Colonies. Christmas in England. Celebrated as an “Adult Party” lots of food, gambling and drinking. . Father Christmas brings “Good Cheer”. No presents for children. Christmas in the Southern Colonies. Practiced the same as in England.
Father Christmas brings “Good Cheer”
No presents for children
Practiced the same as in England.
Slaves were given the day off from work
Horse races were very popular
'More mischief is that time committed than in all the year besides ... What dicing and carding, what eating and drinking, what banqueting and feasting is then used ... to the great dishonour of God and the impoverishing of the realm.'
(Christmas Tree) is a
tradition from before
Sinterklaas lives in Spain and arrives by boat then delivers presents by riding a gray horse on the rooftops.
'ZwartePieten’ Santa’s Helpers
Krampus in Germany would put bad kids into his sack and carry them off.
Krampus would hit bad kids with “ruten” bundles of gold painted sticks