History Stories
CATEGORY: Christmas Traditions
Don’t Forget Santa’s Cookies and Milk: The History of a Popular Christmas Tradition
December 8, 2015

For decades, American children have been leaving out cookies and milk for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. But how did this holiday food tradition get started? Read More

The History of Christmas Pudding
December 19, 2014

Christmas Pudding (also known as plum pudding or figgy pudding) is a dish as famous as it is misunderstood. Read More

Oyster Stew on Christmas Eve: An American Tradition
December 24, 2013

Find out how Irish immigration brought this dish to the Christmas table. Read More

Mincemeat: It’s What’s for (Christmas) Dinner
December 23, 2013

Mincemeat has a history almost as flavorful as its long list of ingredients. Read More

The Medieval History of the Christmas Cookie
December 18, 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when cooks around the country take to their kitchens to bake cookies galore. Read More

The Delicious History of the Yule Log
December 21, 2012

‘Tis the season for rich food traditions, including that of the Christmas Yule log. Read More