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Historic Trades Interpreters Melissa Reed, left, and Trish Kristoff make drinking chocolate using 18-century techniques as part of Christmas at George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, Va., Monday, December 16, 2013. Mount Vernon celebrates Christmas with Christmas trees, 18th-century chocolate making, Christmas dancing and story telling, as well as Aladin the Camel. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK
Historic Trades Interpreters Melissa Reed, left, and Trish Kristoff make drinking chocolate using 18-century techniques as part of Christmas at George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, Va., Monday, December 16, 2013. Mount Vernon celebrates Christmas with Christmas trees, 18th-century chocolate making, Christmas dancing and story telling, as well as Aladin the Camel. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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