"Old Christmas" was January 6th and new was December 25 in the following story. The father kept Christmas on the old date when the mother Martha Gold served her locally famous pudding - recipe below. From an 1866 British magazine.
Monday, December 25, 2017
Plum pudding for Old Christmas Day
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Labels: Christmas, Plum Pudding, Twelfth Night
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Flowering fruit tree branches as Christmas trees
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Luciadagen or St. Lucia Day breakfast
In Sweden, the oldest daughter in the family wears a wreath of candles on her head and serves breakfast ... then the family goes back to bed. In the 'old calendar' the day fell on the shortest day of the year.
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Monday, December 4, 2017
Belsnickel or Pelznichel
In Germany and Pennsylvania Dutch areas, Belsnickel or Pelznichel appeared on Dec.6 - the Saint's day of Saint Nicholas. He carried a rod and wore a scary disguise, with jingling bells and clanging chains... not a jolly Santa Claus.
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