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Posted December 19, 2007
Old Christmas by Washington Irving helped shaped Christmas that we all know and love. Irving along with Dickens introduced to the public Christmas traditions that sporead the popularity of the holiday. In Old Christmas Irving writes about his visit to the fictional Bracebridge family estate in Shropshire England some time after the battle of Waterloo. This is a great read, though the first chapter can be a little difficult but after that I found it to be a fun and quick read. The illustrations by Randolph Caldcott are wonderful and complements the story.
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Posted November 13, 2009
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An Olde Fashioned English Country Christmas
Have you ever wondered how Christmas would've been celebrated on an old English country estate? Welcome to Bracebridge Hall ~~ & a holiday done the old fashioned way ~~ with roaring fires, yule logs, mulled cider, games,plenty of good food, & a collection of the merriest folks you ever spent time with. For that is exactly what you do in Washington Irving's "Old Christmas". And a devilish jovial time 'tis, t'be sure. Bracebridge Hall is decked out for the holidays in all its old fashioned English finery. So, accept their hearty invitation, make yourself comfortable & enjoy the warmest, merriest Christmas you've ever spent. And, mind you, once you sample the wonders of such a holiday, you'll always return for another holiday visit.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 6, 2011
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