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Dear Reader, You probably know what a history-addict I am! One of the things I love about Christmas is that it's the time of year our modern society looks back to past times and treasured traditions. To celebrate this joyous season, I've created this page to share with you some of my favorite historical Christmas recipes and music.

I've also included some links to interesting sites that describe Christmas celebrations from the past or explain the forgotten roots of some of our favorite holiday traditions. I know from experience that women tend to create the holiday experience for our families. Often that takes so much time and energy, we aren't always able to savor the pleasures of the season. I hope you'll take a little time for yourself. Put on your favorite Christmas music, make a cup of hot chocolate, maybe light a candle with a festive scent and curl up with a Christmas story.

Wishing you all the joy and wonder of the season!

Mulled Wine

Twelfth Night Cake

Lamb's Wool Wassail

Sugarplums

Frumenty


Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming

The Boar's Head Carol

Quem Pastores Laudavere


The History Channel

BBC Ten Ages of Christmas

History of Christmas

Regency Christmas


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