Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Carol Taylor: Christmas used to be a community event

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says in the years after the Civil War, people in Hunt County used to celebrate Christmas as a community, with a large Christmas tree in the county seat of Greenville.  Christmas trees in homes were rare or non-existent.  A large crowd of people would gather  on Christmas Day to observe the holiday, and children would receive modest gifts.

Blacklands Cafe. Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses the history of Christmas and the Christmas tree in the county. KETR, John Mark Dempsey.