Early Texans celebrated Christmas much as we do today. Festivities centered around church, family, and friends.
They played music on fiddles and occasionally a guitar. Most gifts were handmade and included items such as wooden toys, rag dolls, quilts, fruitcakes, and preserves. They decorated their trees with scraps of cloth, popcorn, berries, and cookies.
In 1885 at Anson, Texas the annual Cowboy Christmas Ball was established. It is still going on today. If you're near Anson next week, drop in for a dance.
If you are near Bandera in December, you may want to attend the Campfire Christmas. Cowboy storytellers and singers gather around a campfire on the banks of the Medina River to tell stories from Texas past.
Christmas in Texas is a Cowboy Christmas.