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VIDEO: Christmas in Vermont Towns

VIDEO: Christmas in Vermont Towns
2 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)
by in Nov 2008

Click below for a video visit to Chester, Grafton, and Woodstock, Vermont, decked out for the holiday season.

Read more:
Christmas in Vermont
More Small Town Celebrations

Photos: Lisa Sacco. Music: “White Christmas” (Irving Berlin/pub. Williamson Music Co.), from the CD Christmas at the Almanac Music Hall.

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26 Responses to VIDEO: Christmas in Vermont Towns

  1. Nancy Andrusic December 11, 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    This is beautiful, living in SC, where it is 70 degrees today, makes me long for snow and the sense of history that is present in these lovely towns.

  2. gail laird December 13, 2008 at 11:02 am #

    Absolutely beautiful. I love Vermont and miss it very much. Thanks for the lovely trip back there.

  3. Jeanne Tiedemann December 16, 2008 at 3:08 pm #

    Just absolutely beautiful. I miss New England which I think is the most beautiful place to be especially in the winter and Christmas time.
    Makes me so homesick. Thanks for the memories.

  4. Lucia Jewell December 16, 2008 at 3:19 pm #

    I now live in SC – where the temps are in 70′s this week – but my heart will always be in New England – especially Connecticut. The history and beauty of the towns – with all the wonderful historic homes and buildings that have been preserved/restored – have no equal!

  5. Barbara Kroger December 16, 2008 at 3:46 pm #

    I now live in Colorado, which is beautiful, but I miss the New England Christmases, which I always think of when I think of Christmas. Thanks for a trip back to Vermont.

  6. Bill Shepard December 16, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    I was born in Springfield, Vermont, and raised in Charlestown, N.H. I’ve lived in Texas for many years, but still miss the New England Christmases. Its been many years since I’ve had a white Christmas. I would love to be there for that.

  7. Marjorie D'Annunzio December 16, 2008 at 4:34 pm #

    I,ve spent a lot of time in Vermont as I have family there. I love it in the winter and the summer. I would live there if I could. I live in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia Pennsyvania and when it snows here the roads and the people attempting to drive on them is a nightmare. Not so in Vermont. It’s not only beautiful, it’s safer

  8. Virginia Snow December 16, 2008 at 5:55 pm #

    Thank you. That is beautiful. It reminds me of the innocence and hope and warmth of heart and family of Christmases of the past. I miss it very much. There definitely is not enough snow in Newport, Rhode Island these days. You just took me on a heart warming vacation which I would like to visit again and again.
    Love you all for maintaining such a great publication.

  9. Bryan carmenati December 16, 2008 at 6:11 pm #

    Used to have a cabin up at Joe’s Pond near Walden, VT. No place in the U.S. of A like the northeast kingdom any time of year, but especially during the Christmas season.

  10. Stacy McCarty December 16, 2008 at 6:47 pm #

    This was absolutely gorgeous! Thank you Yankee for this musical picture card of VT! My husband and I watched it together and sighed alot. : )

  11. sue chancellor December 16, 2008 at 6:57 pm #

    Thankyou. And a Very Merry Christmas to everyone at Yankee.

  12. Jeff and Terry Baker December 16, 2008 at 7:24 pm #

    There”s nothing that compares to Christmas in New England ! Just ask anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to live there. Thanks Yankee for a Great Magazine. Very homesick from North Carolina….

  13. Marilyn Teague December 16, 2008 at 11:00 pm #

    Thank you for the memories. New England and Connecticut will always hold a warm place in my heart. Thank for letting me go home for awhile.

  14. marie mcgarrell December 17, 2008 at 7:06 am #

    Lovely! The slides bring back many fond memories of many white Christmases in Connecticut, where I grew up.I now reside in Chareston, South Carolina where palm trees are decorated with lights for the holidays.
    Thanks so much for bringing these beautiful scenes to all of your New England readers far from home. ” There’s no place like home.”

  15. Theresa Diaz December 17, 2008 at 7:35 am #

    Beautiful pictures. Puts me right in the mood for Christmas.

  16. Jamie Trowbridge December 17, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    I’m the president of Yankee Magazine, and I want to let you know how much I appreciate all your comments. It’s wonderful that so many people maintain a love for and connection to New England, even when they live far away.

  17. Nancy Ridgeway December 17, 2008 at 11:51 am #

    These lovely pictures took me back to my growing up years in Bennington, Vermont. Thanks for the memories.

  18. Bonnie Watters December 31, 2008 at 10:28 am #

    On behalf of residents of Chester we want to thank Lisa Sacco, photographer, and writer Christina Tree for their wonderful work in capturing our town. We use a phrase here: “Chester, the Vermont you have been hoping to find.” You certain captured it. Again, Thank You, and to all the loyal Yankee readers who responded to our story. It has been especially welcome in these hard times for our local businesses who depend on tourism and recreation.

  19. Sandra Walch January 1, 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    Now I know why my husbands’ 3 sisters, their families, and now our oldest son, reside in New England! How beautiful!

  20. Frank Augusta January 8, 2009 at 1:20 am #

    You can take the boy out of New England but you can’t take New England out of the boy. Born in New England now living in Southern California. This boy is now 71 years young. I still miss New England and visit it often. Yankee Magazine certainly helps fill the voids.

  21. Rosalie Cooksey December 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    This is why I moved home to Vermont after having lived in several cities over the years. I am a Rockwellian in my heart and feel a neighborliness here that I only felt in one other place – Omaha, NE, a well kept secret…

    Vermont is a place to go, have fun, dress in casuals, talk with shopkeepers and gambol in any season. You will like it here and we will leave the light on for you!

  22. Dave Whitmire December 21, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    My wife and I discovered Grafton on our first trip back to Vermont by ourselves. Been there every time of the year. It is always beautiful, but something magical happens during winter.
    When I opened this video, I was hoping to see Grafton on it. Now I know that we aren’t the only people that cherish this place.
    We will be sitting here in Washington state for Christmas, but our hearts will be in Vermont. Rockwellian is a perfect way to describe Vermont. I wish everyone had the opportunity to see this.

  23. RICHARD WARD December 22, 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    Having driven a tractor-trailor into Vermont in 1958, in the four seasons,I realized it was like paridise.
    My wife & I took a trip this past September from Massachusetts through Quechee Gorge on our way to Lake George, N. Y.
    We had to have stopped at every country store along the way.
    We enjoyed out journey, with exceptional weather for the entire trip.
    We are planning another trip up to Vermont next year.
    It’s some of the prettiest country that I have ever seen.

  24. Francine Nordt February 14, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    My mother was raised in Burlington Vt., we had made it something special to visit in the fall each year, but since in N.C., it is not the same. Miss New England, I will always be a Yankee at heart…..thankyou

  25. Mary Ann Hasbrouck December 7, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful. I wish I was there.

  26. Stephanie Howard December 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    Absolutely charming! On my annual trip to New England this fall I spent some time exploring some of the villages shown in this video for the first time. I live in Southern California and we just don’t have anything like this…I love New England and little quaint towns and beautiful villages like these are what keep me coming back each year. Thank you!

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