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Southern Appalachia Celebrates "Breaking Up Christmas"

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When Christmas is over, the fun is just starting for many in southern Appalachia.

As Virginia State Folklorist Jon Lohman reports, "Breaking Up Christmas" is a little-known tradition that takes place the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Folklife Field Notes is produced by VFH Radio at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

The video is at www.folklifefieldnotes.org

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