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Mini Christmas Index: Traditional Christmas Decorations from Canadian Mail-order Catalogues

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An Acadian Christmas in Port Royal: The “Buche de Noel” or Yule Log

This is a late 19th-century fictionalized account of an early Christmas in Acadia.


An Acadian Christmas, in the olden days as now, had many a point of difference Irom the typical Christmas of France.

The Norse blood in their veins gave importance to the Yule Log in old Acadian eyes ; and the Acadian of this later time, having breathed for generations the eclectic New World air, has suffered his Christmas to be touched by his Christmas-loving Anglo-Saxon neighbors.

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