At the beginning of the 19th century Christmas was hardly celebrated.However by the end of the century it took on the form that we recognise today.Many attribute the change to Queen Victoria, and it was her marriage to the German-born Prince Albert that introduced some of the most prominent aspects of Christmas. In 1848 the Illustrated London News published a drawing of the royal family celebrating around a decorated Christmas tree.
The Anglo-Saxon idea of Syncretism describes multiple belief systems expressed in a single way. In today's life, some holidays celebrated by one culture can stem from the practices of a different culture. For example, many Christmas traditions come from Pagan practices. Read this article to find out some examples of Syncretism in Christmas!
These are my two Christmas History lessons in one packaged bundle. Contains A Medieval Christmas: Information and activities about Christmas in the Middle Ages. Also, A Tudor Christmas: Information about Christmas under Henry VIII and Elizabeth I and activities based on this including designing a Tudor Feast menu. 6 pgs, 4-8. From Ms Hughes Teaches $
Christmas is a holiday steeped in tradition and history. Here are ten historical facts about Christmas that might surprise even the most knowledgeable among us. Share over Christmas dinner or challenge yourself.