North Carolina Icons: Fraser Firs

Fraser Firs are our featured North Carolina icon. They’re number 61 on Our State magazine’s list of 100 North Carolina icons. We’ve got 2 books on our recommended reading list for this icon. Continue Reading North Carolina Icons: Fraser Firs

Book Excerpt: Moravian Christmas in the South, by Nancy Smith Thomas

Early appearances of the Christmas tree in America. Continue Reading Book Excerpt: Moravian Christmas in the South, by Nancy Smith Thomas

Recipe: Happles, a Christmas breakfast with Eugene Walter

This Christmas breakfast recipe from The Happy Table of Eugene Walter combines apples, honey, spirits, spices, and crispy ham fat. Serve with scrambled eggs. Continue Reading Recipe: Happles, a Christmas breakfast with Eugene Walter

How Christmas in Germany will forever change my understanding of The Nutcracker

Joe Perry’s Christmas in Germany and Nancy Smith Thomas’ Moravian Christmas in the South provide insight into Christmas customs and traditions. Continue Reading How Christmas in Germany will forever change my understanding of The Nutcracker

The UNC Press Holiday Sale is HERE!

The time has come for eggnog, candlelight, and the UNC Press Holiday Sale! For the first time ever, ALL of our books are 20% off original prices, from now until December 31st. If you order by December 7th, you’ll even get FREE SHIPPING and guaranteed delivery by Christmas. There are many great titles that would… Continue Reading The UNC Press Holiday Sale is HERE!