Christmas Carols

I am grateful to Maria Taney who spotted the post attached below in the Jane Austen Society of North America’s site. Rebecca Jamison explains that Christmas carols as we know them were a comparatively new innovation.  During the Regency period there was less singing of what we now regard as traditional carols. Yet again, it transpires that our traditional Christmas is a Victorian invention.  I blame that pesky Charles Dickens. Trollope, I noted while reading The Duke’s Children, skips straight past the Christmas holiday period with scarcely a mention of festivities in three pages in the middle of chapter fifty-nine.


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