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Old Christmas read by Frank Connelly on Zoom (Part 2)

Wednesday, December 9

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Tuesday, December 8th and Wednesday December 9th at 7:00 pm. Most people assume that mistletoe, mince pies, plum pudding, yule logs, the holly and the ivy, the family gatherings, caroling and wassail, parties and games, all the trappings of Christmas were first brought to us by Charles Dickens. No, Washington Irving was there first, in 1820, with “The Sketch Book” The section known as “Old Christmas” was the first time many American and British readers learned about old English Christmas customs.
To join librarian Frank Connelly on Zoom for a reading of “Old Christmas” to hear what started the revival of Christmas, request an invite by clicking HERE