Merry Christmas to all Amish America readers. The Amish of course observe the Christmas season, and in a variety of ways.

With that in mind, I thought it might be nice to revisit a piece from last year by our contributor Rebecca Miller, a member of the Old Order Amish community in Holmes County, Ohio.

Last year Rebecca shared “5 Ways the Amish Celebrate Christmas“. I’m reprinting the first bit below, and you can click through for the rest. Wishing you a blessed and safe holiday season with loved ones! Here’s Rebecca:

How Do The Amish Celebrate Christmas?

I have been asked this question numerous times, and as with any other aspect of Amish life, there is no cut and dried answer. But I’ll tell you, our readers, how my family celebrates.

1. Youth Christmas Caroling

The other Thursday evening our youth group of around 70 youth gathered at a host family’s home. From there we split into 5 groups, with 4 of the groups of around 12 each going with vans, and the rest, about 20 or so, walking to a nearby nursing home.

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The next couple hours were spent singing for old folks, widows, and house-bound people. We had also brought grocery bags, gift baskets, and fruit trays which we handed out.

Around 8:30 we were all back and enjoyed a light supper and hot drinks. After some chatting as young folks do, we headed home. If it would have been a Friday night we likely would have played games a while. Many other youth groups, besides family and church groups, go caroling too.




2. Youth Christmas Supper

We had ours the past Friday night. Everyone gathered at my uncle’s home where several host Moms had prepared a delicious supper of…

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