Decking the halls, listening to your favorite holiday tunes, decorating a tree with lights, ornaments and tinsel. If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you have a tradition you look forward to each year. While some are pretty run of the mill, others may offer a bizarre yet still festive take on the holiday.
Insider looked at the fun and interesting holiday traditions people around the country pick up this time of year, compiling a list of the most unique Christmas tradition in each state, from an underground winter wonderland in Alabama and a town-wide scavenger hunt in Vermont to a Rhode Island tradition of building a tree out of lobster traps.
So what is South Carolina's most unique Christmas tradition?
A Glimpse of the Past
No, it's not like the Ghost of Christmas Past visiting Scrooge in A Christmas Carol to scare him into being good. For this tradition, a historic Charleston house transforms into what Christmas in the 1800s would look like pre-Civil War.
Here's what Insider had to say:
"In 1860, Charleston, South Carolina, was about to enter the Civil War. To remember that turbulent time, the Edmondston-Alston House give visitors the opportunity to try and imagine what Christmas Day before the Civil War was like."