One week until Christmas Eve …

This time next week it will be Christmas Eve. Hopefully, you will all be looking forward to family festivities, whatever form they take for your family. For the first time ever, we will wake up on Christmas morning just the two of us. Children will be over for lunch though – so all is well.

I thought I would share some material today on ‘all things Christmas’. Over the last couple of weeks, I have come across lots of interesting articles relating to Christmas. Seemed logical to me to put them all into one post for anyone who would like to get into the festive spirit and delve into some tradition and history at the same time.

Firstly, here is ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer‘ in Anglo-Saxon meter. This would be a modern composition, but interesting non-the-less.

And, if you love your Christmas pudding, also know as plumbpudding or figgy pudding, here is a short history of it – and a recipe for Figgy Pudding!

Ever wonder where the Christmas traditions came from? Like the navitity scene? Or mince pies? This article, ‘A Medieval Christmas‘, gives a  good but simple explanation of the rise of the celebration of Christmas as well as some of the traditions we associate with it.

And our traditions such as Christmas cards and decorating the house? Check out Victorian Christmas. If you are ambitious and/or crafty, there is a link to activities to keep you or the kids amused.

Finally, I’ve found a great little site Christmas Around the World. While I have given the link for Australia, there are numerous other links in the sidebar for you to explore should you want to.

You might also enjoy this little rendition of Six White Boomers (sorry – couldn’t help myself).

Cheers

Kerry

 

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