Maybe some of thse sites will help: French Christmas Customs – from the French Embassy http://www.info-france-usa.org/atoz/noel1.asp From Ask OxfordMessage 1 of 2 , Aug 15, 2003View SourceMaybe some of thse sites will help:
French Christmas Customs from the French Embassy
From Ask Oxford
The French region of Alsace is long on Christmas tradition; the town
of Sélestat calls itself the Christmas tree town because in 1521 the
first written record of the selling of a Christmas tree is recorded
in the local Humanistic Library.
(This one I knew because my mundane first name is Alsace-Lorraine.
Mother made sure I knew the history of my name-sake) :-)
FRANCE "Joyeux Noëll"
Christmas Traditions in France and in Canada has a Middle Ages
Hope these help.
> Does anyone know what the christmas customs in early 16th century
> France would have been? Specifically around 1516?