‘Tis the Season: Christmas in the Regency

Nights of Passion

I just returned home after a whirlwind trip to Memphis to see my daughter in her first University of Memphis production. Very exciting—I hadn’t seen her except thru Skype since August. We had a great, if short, visit and now I’m looking forward to her return home for Christmas.

Christmas is literally just around the corner. And I am pushing myself to finish and release a Christmas novella that I’ve been working on for two years now. It’s called Beneath the Mistletoe, and is a sweet Regency full of Christmas traditions from two hundred years ago. And therein lies the rub with the book: Christmas during the Regency period was not at all like the Christmas celebrations we have today.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS DINNERWhile doing my research, I found out that most of our current ideas about how to celebrate Christmas originated in the Victorian era, or were simply not fashionable during…

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One Response to ‘Tis the Season: Christmas in the Regency

  1. Melissa Keir says:

    It is interesting how much time has changed our holidays. I’m glad we have the many traditions today… it allows for everyone to be included in the holidays.


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