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A screen shot from 'Theodore Roosevelt calls on neighbors at Christmas, 1917'

President Theodore Roosevelt in this movie from 1917 brings gifts to neighbors as part of his holiday tradition

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Christmas Day
December 25

Alan Wallace of Massachusetts, who was a boy at the end of the 19th century, used to gather seashells from the shore in the summertime to make into Christmas presents. Margaret Davis of Georgia, said her family ate, danced, and went to parties all week long in the 1890s. Some children write letters to Santa at the North Pole asking for things they want. Some leave milk and cookies out for St. Nick the night before. Some families attend morning mass, while others gather around a Christmas tree to open brightly wrapped boxes. What do you or your friends do to celebrate Christmas in your own special way? Happy Holidays!
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VIDEO CREDIT: “Theodore Roosevelt calls on neighbors at Christmas, 1917,” December 1917 (?). Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress. Call Number FEA 7307.