A lengthy look at the history and folklore of Christmas throughout Europe.
Home Decorations for Christmas(CFM, 1874)
"The old custom was to decorate walls and windows with sprigs of evergreens... We will decorate in a more satisfactory way, if you please." The author goes on to demonstrate, with lovely illustrations, how to incorporate greenery into elaborate wreaths and decorations.
Christmas Receipts(Demorest, 1873)
A host of plum pudding recipes.
How to Give a Children's Party(CFM, 1876)
Tips on ensuring that a children's holiday party is "well-conducted," not wearisome to its participants, and designed to give pleasure to the children invited.
Christmas Dinners(CFM, 1881)
Recipes from the Christmas beef to the plum pudding.
Christmas in the North(Demorest, 1873)
A look at Christmas traditions in Scandinavia and Russia.
The Queen's Christmas(Home Magazine, 1898)
On the decorations of the palace, the royal Christmas feast, and the gifts Queen Victoria hand-selects for her family.
An article encouraging Brits to take up the American sport of tobogganing, with information on how to make one's own toboggan.
Christmas in the German Fatherland(GOP, 1887)
A look at a traditional German Christmas Eve ceremony.
Christmas Season: Gifts(Ingalls' Home Magazine, 1888)
Tips on choosing the right gifts, and preparing the Christmas dinner and entertainment.
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