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A Yellowstone Christmas part 2 from Sunny Internet Radio

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The DJ will play more great classic and contempory Christmas hits. From the Sunny Internet Radio Studios for 90 minutes in Elkhorn Springs, Idaho. No calls will be taken during the show. As someone who worked in Yellowstone. Christmas is celebrated every year on the 25th of August. This show will replay On December 25, 2011 at 12:00 am.

Christmas in August (formerly known as "Savage Christmas") is an annual tradition in Yellowstone National Park. The celebration includes decorating Christmas trees, singing Christmas carols, and gift exchanges. According to the local legend, in the early part of the twentieth century a freak blizzard stranded visitors and their stagecoach at the Old Faithful Inn. Rather than lament the fact that they were snowbound in a hotel, the guests decided to celebrate Christmas, since it looked like Christmas outside. Some stories place this blizzard as happening "shortly after the turn of the century" while others specify the blizard occurred in 1939 and some place it in the 1920s.
Some stories date the blizzard to the 19th century, prior to the creation of the Old Faithful Inn. There is no historical record recording that a blizzard ever hit Yellowstone on or around August 25 of any given year. In fact, between 1904 and 1941, the most snow that Yellowstone received on any given day in August was 1.8 inches on August 18, 1932. Interviews with older employees indicate that the celebration was not held prior to the 1930s.
While the actual origins to the Christmas in August story are unknown, By 1959 August 25 became the permanent date. The tourist season in Yellowstone starts in May and ends at the end of August, by celebrating Christmas on August 25th, it became an end of the tourist season celebration. This is part 2 of 2.