BOOK OF CHRISTMAS - online book

The Customs, Ceremonies, Traditions, Superstitions, Fun, Feeling,
And Festivities Of The Christmas Season.

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CONTENTS.
Christmas Season
.4
Mingled Origin of the Christmas Festival
17
Good Cheer of the Ancient Festival
23
Court Celebrations of Christmas.
32
Celebrations at the Inns of Court
38
Lord of Misrule and Christmas Prince
45
Abbot of Unreason
61
Influence of the Festival on the Social Relations
63
Ben Jonson's Masque of Christmas,
67
Father Christmas summoning his Spirits
68
Extinction of the Ancient Festival
71
Partial Revival
76
Summary of the Causes of its final Decline
77
Feelings of the Season
81
Religious Influences
82
Assembling of Friends
83
Church Services of the Season,
84
Lengthened Duration of the Festival
85
Memories of the Season
85
Natural Aspects of the Season
87
Signs of the Season. ...
96
Domestic Preparations
96
Mince Pie
97
Travellers on the Highways
99
Coming Home from School
100
Norfolk Coach
103
Evergreens for Christmas Decoration
104
Kissing under the Misletoe
116
Christmas Minstrelsy
117
Waits
119
Carol Singing
121
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