Modern holiday traditions are heavily linked to mass media 

But it's interesting to think about what Christmas was like for the early settlers 

Before Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar ... 

The Julian calendar used 10 "leap days" to preserve the seasons 

This meant you could go to bed on Oct. 4 and wake up on Oct. 15 

Early settlers in the Appalachian mountains were reluctant to change 

So many of the early settlers celebrated Christmas on Jan. 6 

Do you know what day Old Christmas falls on in modern day? 

Read more to find out!