Posted by Captain Everett on March 21, 1998 at 11:55:01:
In response to Christmas, written by D'Anne on March 18, 1998 at 17:59:24
] I am curious about why there is so little mention of Christmas in JA's books. Also, there is a part in P&P where the Gardiners come to Longbourn for Christmas without their children. This would be unheard of today. Was the holiday just not as significant a family thing as now. Thanks for any info. on the subject.
Among my English friends and relatives, Christmas is usually spent with the immediate family. Boxing Day (Dec. 26), however, is an occasion for a major party (another major meal, flowing booze, singing and dancing, 30 people being a small affair). How important was the 26th in the Regency period, or is this too a largely Victorian creation. Oh Dear! I fear I've just revealed my "working class" orgins. ;-)
- St Stephen's Day Caroline 20:04:40 3/21/98 (0)
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