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.
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Lee Calhoun, a former associate of the D.C. businessman at the center of a wide-ranging investigation into D.C. corruption, is said to have made campaign contributions in the names of other people.