Category: Regency Christmas Traditions

Christmas as Jane Austen Knew It

 Many Christmas traditions and images of ‘old fashioned’ holidays are based on Victorian celebrations. Going back just a little further, to the beginning of the 19th century, the holiday Jane Austen knew would have looked distinctly odd to modern sensibilities. What would have been odd about them? Families rarely decorated Christmas trees. Festivities centered on …

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Christmas fun: Old Fashioned Parlor Games

What to do with company that comes for Christmas? What about some old fashioned parlor games? I love the holiday season, especially because it means I can have friends and family over. Occasionally, boredom can strike though and I find myself scrambling for something fun to do. With long winter nights with only candlelight to …

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Regency Traditions Video: Making Mince Pie

  Mince pie was a Twelfth Night staple, often made from the leftovers from Christmas dinner.             Making Mince Pie   Read more about syllabub and other holiday foods here. Read more about mince pie here.       If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy:  

Regency Christmas Traditions: Twelfth Night Revelries

  Who can resist a holiday party? During the Regency era, the party of the year would generally be held on Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night Revels Epiphany or Twelfth Night (Jan 5 or 6 depending on who was counting) was the exciting climax of the Christmastide season and a time for putting away social norms. …

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Regency Traditions Video: Traditional English Christmas foods

      Traditional English Christmas foods   Read more about syllabub and other holiday foods here.     If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy:  

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