Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Victorian traditions still shine at Christmas

So many of the Christmas traditions we embrace today took root in the British culture of the Victorian Era. It was a time for rapid commercial development and industrial growth. There were great advancements in transportation, and the first mail order catalog made its debut.

We start by going back 203 years to 1818, when "Silent Night" was first heard by villagers attending Christmas Eve mass in S...