"Massachusetts was the first state to make Christmas a legal holiday, in 1856.
By that time, most of our shared Christmas traditions were set, and Harper's Weekly, on January 3, 1863, featured a drawing of encamped soldiers receiving Christmas gifts from home.
Christmas become a federal holiday under President Ulysses S. Grant's 1870 declaration."
Sunday, December 24, 2006
1856 and a nice Christmas history
How about a Christmas story? I found this in another blog:
Enjoy your holiday!
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