The Inventors of Christmas

The Inventors of Christmas

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The Inventors of Christmas

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Everyone knows the ingredients of a traditional Christmas: gathering round the Christmas tree, pulling crackers, eating Christmas pudding and mince pies. Those last-minute cards sent to people you’ve not seen all year. These are the festive celebrations with which most of us grew up and they still hold a special magic as representing the timeless Christmases of days gone by. But where did they start? This lecture looks at the characters and personalities of the people who began those traditions or introduced them to this country.

delivered by Art Historian Alan Read

Please note that people living in SW London are also welcome to join this talk in person. Please contact for more information.

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