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What do you love most about Christmas? Is it the tree? The glittering baubles? The lights? The fragrance of greenery in the air? Or is it just the wonderful warmth of the holiday spirit - a warmth captured in such classics as Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" or Moore's "A Vision of St. Nicholas"?

Chances are, the things you love best about Christmas have their roots in the Victorian era. The Victorians didn't invent Christmas - but they did reinvent it, restoring it to the popularity (and glitter and dazzle) that we enjoy today. From Christmas cards (invented in 1843) to A Christmas Carol, from the tree so beloved by Queen Victoria to our mince pies and plum puddings, Victorians made Christmas a holiday to look forward to all year long.

And now you can recapture the true spirit of Victorian Christmas with our unique Victorian Christmas Treasury! Packed with articles, recipes, and anecdotes never anthologized before, our treasury brings the Victorian holiday to life! Find out ways to decorate your home in true Victorian style. Discover mouth-watering Victorian holiday recipes, from the roast turkey to the plum pudding. Enjoy Victorian music and carols. Chuckle over first-person holiday anecdotes - and discover how Christmas was celebrated throughout the world and in days of yore.

A Victorian Christmas Treasury brings together dozens of articles from Victorian magazines of Britain and the US. In these pages, you'll discover how the Victorians themselves celebrated, honored, and delighted in the season. No other collection brings you this first-hand look at Victorian Christmas traditions!

If you love Christmas, you'll love A Victorian Christmas Treasury. It's sure to become a part of your holiday traditions for years to come. Don't miss this rare insight into this "most wonderful time of the year!"

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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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