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A Cornucopia of Christmas Customs Jane Tapley Tuesday 17 December 2019

The Christmas that we now celebrate is largely based on one that the Victorians invented, but there are many traditions that we take for granted that have their origins in much earlier times…

Who invented mince pies, Christmas pudding and cake? When did cross dressing and slapstick from theatrical performances become part of the Christmas tradition? Who invented and designed the first Christmas card and what themes were popular in this artistic industry? All will be revealed in this light hearted and informative talk.