Old Christmas Recalled - online book

Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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N the preceding paper I have made some general observations on the Christmas festivities of England, and am tempted to . illustrate them by some anecdotes of a Christmas passed in the country ; in perus­ing which I would most courteously invite my reader to lay aside the austerity of wisdom, and to put on that genuine holiday spirit which is tolerant of folly, and anxious only for amusement. In the course of a December tour in York­shire, I rode for a long distance in one of the public coaches, on the day preceding Christmas.
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