Christmas is Coming

A World Apart

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny,
aha’pennywill do. If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God bless you!

Old English nursery rhyme.

In Victorian London, when Dickens wrote the Carol, Christmas day was commonly celebrated by consuming, not a grand turkey, but rather a humble goose. At that time, the turkey was an exotic bird, too expensive for the common person to purchase. Did you know that?

As my son will tell you, his mother is a fund of useless information and to confirm it…
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Decorated evergreen trees have been part of December celebrations in Europe for many centuries reminding everyone that spring is just around the corner. The decorated Christmas tree became accepted in the UK when Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and the children were depicted in the “Illustrated…

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