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Category: Christmas

History Bite: Georgian and Victorian Christmas Traditions

History Bite: Georgian and Victorian Christmas Traditions

Although the British monarchy tends to claim a direct line back to William the Conqueror, it is quite a meandering line. It takes you through some very different dynasties, who each have their traditions. Last week we quickly looked at Tudor and Stuart Christmas traditions, […]

Ornament of the Day 3, Blogmas 2018

Ornament of the Day 3, Blogmas 2018

I’m back again today with another favourite ornament! I collect ornaments, and I tend to collect ornaments that mean something to me. It might represent one of my passions, one of my hobbies, one of my favourite people or places. All of this is to […]

Reader Holiday Traditions, Blogmas 2018

Reader Holiday Traditions, Blogmas 2018

I put a call out a few weeks ago for readers to share their holiday traditions with me! It is quite funny to me when people assume that everyone plays white elephant on Christmas Eve in backwards pajamas (or whatever their tradition is) when every […]

Nailing Casual Holiday Party Style, Style File Friday

Nailing Casual Holiday Party Style, Style File Friday

We are now firmly in the season of holiday parties and get-togethers, and it is starting to now feel like one endless stream of “what do I wear” moments. Casual looks can be hard to decipher- what is too casual? What is too formal for […]

Ornament of the Day 2, Blogmas 2018

Ornament of the Day 2, Blogmas 2018

While a lot of people have ornament sets for their trees and like to stick within a set colour scheme or ornament type when they decorate their Christmas tree, I certainly don’t. My ornaments are a hodge podge from almost 30 years of life, and […]

History Bite: Tudor and Stuart Christmas Traditions

History Bite: Tudor and Stuart Christmas Traditions

Due to quite a few requests, I will be covering royal Christmas traditions for the month of December in my History Bites! These in no way will be in depth studies but rather a brief overview of each dynasties notable Christmas and holiday traditions. This […]

Canadian Butter Tarts

Canadian Butter Tarts

‘Tis the season for more baked goods than you know what to do with! Normally, I would recommend limiting yourself to one or two treats, but this is the time of year when certain desserts make their only appearance. Butter tarts are one of those […]

The 5 Best Holiday Movies

The 5 Best Holiday Movies

Today I’m sharing the 5 best holiday movies out there- I’ve seen pretty much every vaguely Christmas related movie out there (bar horror movies), from the big name block busters to the early morning Hallmark movies that are replayed when no one should be awake. […]

History Bite: The Tradition of Christmas Trees?

History Bite: The Tradition of Christmas Trees?

Welcome to History Bites! On Wednesdays I will be sharing a quick bite of history- it could be a person, a place, an event, or something that quickly peaks your interest. My hope is to make history more accessible, and feel a little bit less […]

The History of The Nutcracker

The History of The Nutcracker

I thought that this year I would dig a little deeper into the history of one of my favourite Christmas traditions, going to see The Nutcracker! The Nutcracker plays a big role in many people’s holiday seasons, and depending on the city you live in, you may […]