Happy Christmas! The Christmas season in the early 1800s was a time of festive balls, dinner parties, and parlor games as described in Christmas Regency Style and a Jane Austen Christmas. While Christmas decorations in the form of garlands and mistletoe were put up on Christmas Eve and a yule log was cut and burned, the custom of ornamenting christmas trees, swapping Christmas cards, and singing Christmas carols did not become widespread until the Victorian era.
Click on the links below to learn how Christmas was actually celebrated during Jane Austen’s and the Prince Regent’s time.
- A Regency Christmas Tree
- Merry Christmas: The First Christmas Card
- Jane Austen Christmas: The festive season in Georgian England
- A Jane Austen Christmas
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