Why Victorian and why a Victorian Christmas?

angels-singingWhy indeed!

Christmas is on it’s way…Yes, yes I know we have a month to go but Christmas cards are in shops and mince pies being sold…well my thoughts have turned to the yule period. I am a Christian so the Christmas is an important time for me, my friends, my community and of course my faith.

It was really Charles Dickens that gave us the Christmas we have now, many of the traditions come from the Victorian Era when Church, faith and life were inextricably linked as they are for me and my family.

Many of these traditions were either started or revived by Charles Dickens, this is due to the success of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and all the wonderful characters of Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. It is a book that I have read every Christmas for the last decade, for me it is a tradition. I now have a family of my own and long to make Christmas not just a spiritual time but a traditional one as well.

So with that mind my intention is too move and post and add new posts from my Victorian Christmas blog with all things of the Yule period to London By Gaslight.


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