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Christmas traditions that were once Celebrated by Marlboro Students

December 9, 2010

While searching through our archives here at the Marlboro Library for old Christmas photos from the town, I came across a copy made from a December 1904, Marlboro Record  newspaper featuring a story on “How the Christmas Season was Observed by Students in School.” According to this article, Marlboro students once had a “Yule Log Hunt.” Students were broken up into teams to search through the woods with the mission to find the Yule Log with a wreath of holly around it. Once the winning team discovered the log, they dragged it  back to the school on rope, where they then set the log afire in celebration. After this ceremony, the students had a feast at Saint Mary’s Hall, and then went out caroling. Sounds like it was a good time had by all.

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