99% of Christmas advertisements don’t apply to this geographic region. That’s fine.
I don’t like calling anything ‘southern’ unless it’s describing a specific region on a map. However, as with just about everything, the South likes to do things our way. There are some things about Christmas in the South that we call our own. I’ve been making some notes, and reached out to some of my friends to get some help on what ‘Christmas in Dixie’ means. Here’s the list:
Country Christmas music starting on Black Friday. The Saturday Night Gold stuff: Vince Gill, Reba, etc
Christmas trees with colored lights
Live Christmas trees
Spending time outdoors…
…Tee times around noon
Mud rather than snow
Wishing it was scarf/gloves weather
Comments about the last white Christmas back in ’97
Christmas Eve being as important as Christmas morning
Christmas Eve church service
Late night Waffle House after ^^said^^ church service
Deer/Duck hunting before opening presents on Christmas morning
Reindeer on the front lawn creatively placed into compromising positions
Cooking in the kitchen starting early Christmas day. With an open window.
Turkey and dressing. We don’t stuff turkeys. We fry them.
Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top
Bourbon with egg nog for breakfast; on it’s own for lunch, dinner, and late night
Spicy cheese straws and Gingersnaps
Centerpieces of oranges, magnolia garland, and festive pine boroughs
College Bowl games > NFL games
Christmas mid-afternoon bonfire of wrapping paper and boxes
Feel free to add yours in the comment section below.