Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chicken Dinner: Christmas in the Old West

by Jacquie Rogers
Copyright © 2011 Jacquie Rogers

The holiday season is here in its glory! Do you have your shopping done? I haven't started yet--two-day shipping is my friend.

Life was a little different a hundred years ago. Here's an article called Winter Festivities in the Old West. No matter how Hollywood draws the picture, the Old West was a melting pot of race and religion, upright citizens and the tawdry--but all enjoyed a day off now and again, especially Christmas.

Legends of America always has something interesting. Take a look at the Old West Legends: A Pioneer Christmas page. Life in the Old West has a good article, too: Celebrating Christmas in the Old West.

In the spirit of Christmas (and all those new Kindles we'll be getting!) the Indie Book Collective is sponsoring the 12 days of Christmas
Indie Book Blowout Extravaganza!
Over 200 books for sale at only 99¢ each (including Much Ado About Marshals).

Special thanks to this week's guest, Karen Witemeyer. Didn't you just love her posts? If you missed them, take a look at her interview and excerpt, then at her article, When History Inspires... And guess what? We have a winner! Tracey D won a copy of To Win Her Heart. Congratulations, Tracey!

Romancing The West is going dark during the holidays. Okay, sorta gray, actually. I'll be posting occasionally, and we might even have a post-Christmas sale, so don't stray too far. :)

Our next featured guest will be Stacy Coverstone on January 9th.


  1. I'm posting, but doubt anyone will be reading! Might as well take a few days off. But, yum, all those people who receive e-readers for Christmas will be buying books--ours, I hope!

  2. It's a trade-off as to whether it takees more time to feature guests (scheduling, interviewing, tracking, formatting, and posting, then contest and follow-up), or just post something yourself. I enjoy having guests because I learn more :) and the variety.

    So I wonder where all the after-Christmas book sales will be?

  3. Good article. As soon as I have time (lol), I want to read the Celebrating Christmas in the Old West. I saved it and printed it out. That was when we called Christmas by it's name and not by "The Holiday.)

  4. Callie, thanks for stopping by. And yes, I must admit that I've reverted to the politically incorrect Merry Christmas. For one thing, it's just so stressful to remember all the rules. LOL


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