The Logans enjoy a feast for Christmas dinner. Cassie remarks on the smell of chickens frying, bacon sizzling, and sausages being cooked. The family also makes sweet-potato pies, egg-custard pies, and butter pound cakes. Uncle Hammer, Mr. Morrison, and Stacy have killed a coon, which the family cooks with onions, garlic, and yams, and a sugar-cured ham is in the smokehouse waiting to be cooked. The family has decorated the fireplace mantle with winter holly, pine branches, and berries. In a pan on a wire rack in the fireplace, peanuts are roasting over the hickory fire. In addition, each of the children receives a sock full of store-bought licorice and oranges and bananas, as well as books. The day after Christmas, Mr. Jamison brings the Logans a fruit cake and a bag of lemon drops for each child.