Holiday Traditions

Palmer’s House of Toys

Kids have their own way of judging what’s real, and it’s not necessarily based on the cost of the Santa suit. Here’s a Christmas memory from 1968, when Hazard, Kentucky, had three Santas — but only one would do. (This is a republication of a Daily Yonder holiday favorite). At 17, […]

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Meet the West Virginian Who Wrote the Christmas Classic ‘Frosty the Snowman’

This article was originally published by West Virginia Public Broadcasting in December 2014. The man behind the lyrics of Frosty the Snowman, Peter Cottontail, and Smokey the Bear is none other than West Virginian Jack Rollins. His song about a magical snowman coming to life and bringing holiday cheer can be heard almost everywhere […]

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Gnomes: A Tourism Strategy In Southern W.Va.

Little creatures are popping up on the streets of downtown Fayetteville, W.Va. People might find them hiding in trees, behind bushes, on benches or even inside local shops. “Cause at this point, we’re like a gnome explosion,” said Tabitha Stover, Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director. She came up […]

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