Project Tag: Christmas

Look at Christmas traditions and celebrations of the Regency era

Christmas Celebrations as Jane Austen Knew Them

 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. Families rarely decorated Christmas trees. Festivities centered on socializing instead of gift-giving. Festivities focused on …

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