Christmas

Wassailing Helps Singers In Asheville Connect To Ancestral Roots

On a cold December night in Asheville, North Carolina, a group of about 20 people gather on a stranger's front porch. Some of them have come together for the past decade to celebrate the holidays, build community, and, most important, wassail.

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Wassailing, Folk Art And Grandma's Potato Candy, Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, we go a-wassailing in Asheville, North Carolina. We also visit Kentucky’s Minnie Adkins. She’s had a long career as a folk artist, which began with a pocket knife. And, family recipes bring generations together. But what happens when you’ve got grandma’s potato candy recipe, and it doesn’t have exact measurements?

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Christmas Train Breathing Life Into Old Lumber Town

The Cass Christmas Train, West Virginia's version of the Polar Express, chugs along the Greenbrier River at around five miles an hour. Big white plumes of steam interlace with black torrents of smoke and sink down to the river hovering just above the surface.

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WVU Extension Tips For Keeping Your Christmas Tree Healthy And Safe

Reporter Chris Schulz spoke with Dave McGill, a WVU Extension forest resources specialist, about how best to give trees at home the same level of care as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

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