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Old Christmas, written in 1820 by Washington Irving, illustrated in 1876 by Randolph Caldecott. https://rbkclocalstudies.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/old-christmas-with-irving-and-caldecott/

Old Christmas, written in 1820 by Washington Irving, illustrated in 1876 by Randolph Caldecott. https://rbkclocalstudies.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/old-christmas-with-irving-and-caldecott/

A Victorian England table of the 1890s, recreated by Ivan Day for a BBC programme, crowned with a Twelfth Cake in the center.

A Victorian England table of the 1890s, recreated by Ivan Day for a BBC programme, crowned with a Twelfth Cake in the center.

By the 16th century, some European and Scandinavian cultures had combined the Twelve Days Of Christmas with (sometimes pagan) festivals celebrating the changing of the year. These were usually associated with driving away evil spirits for the start of the new year.

By the 16th century, some European and Scandinavian cultures had combined the Twelve Days Of Christmas with (sometimes pagan) festivals celebrating the changing of the year. These were usually associated with driving away evil spirits for the start of the new year.

§§§ . Cutting the Twelfth Night Cake ~ George Cruikshank

§§§ . Cutting the Twelfth Night Cake ~ George Cruikshank

A traditional Twelfth Night cake (from an 1803 recipe), oranges, biscuits and a bowl of 'lambswool' punch decorate a Georgian-style dessert table at a recreation of a Twelfth Night party.

A traditional Twelfth Night cake (from an 1803 recipe), oranges, biscuits and a bowl of 'lambswool' punch decorate a Georgian-style dessert table at a recreation of a Twelfth Night party.

§§§ . The Queen's Twelfth Night Cake 1849 ... Recipes for Twelfth-cake: http://totastings.blogspot.com/2010/11/recipe-for-dickensian-twelfth-cake.html

§§§ . The Queen's Twelfth Night Cake 1849 ... Recipes for Twelfth-cake: http://totastings.blogspot.com/2010/11/recipe-for-dickensian-twelfth-cake.html

§§§ : Bringing home the Yule Log was a part of the Winter Solstice, the Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or Twelfth Night. The Yule Log is above all a reminder of the importance of fire in the depth of the cold and darkness of Midwinter.

§§§ : Bringing home the Yule Log was a part of the Winter Solstice, the Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or Twelfth Night. The Yule Log is above all a reminder of the importance of fire in the depth of the cold and darkness of Midwinter.

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