Tag Archives: Christmastide

An Old-Fashioned Holiday Season? Perhaps Not!! Be Careful For What You Wish

NOV282013 An Old-Fashioned Holiday Season…Or, Perhaps Not!! Be Careful For What You Wish. Have we lost the meaning of the holidays? As many are conserving their energies for Black Friday shopping tomorrow, others are wondering how we lost the true … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Regency Christmas

When most people consider a Regency Christmas, they are really envisioning a Victorian one. During the Regency Period (1811-1820), Christmastide began on Christmas Day and ended with a Twelfth Night celebration. There are few references to Christmas traditions in Regency … Continue reading

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Stir-Up Sunday: Do You Know How to Celebrate with the Christmas Pudding?

Stir-up Sunday is an informal term in Anglican churches for the last Sunday before the season of Advent. The term comes from the opening words of the collect for the day in the Book of CommonPrayer of 1549 and later (a translation of … Continue reading

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