Teresa Mason Boyd

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Christmas in 19th Century America

Before 1850 many US citizens did not dream of Christmas at all. Penne Restad tells how and why this changed – and played its role in uniting the …

Christmas celebrations: the old versus the new

Professor Arthur Purdue takes a look at our fascination with 'Christmas past' and how the celebration has evolved since Victorian times.<p><i>This article</i> …

How did the Romans celebrate ‘Christmas’?

It is today associated with decorations, gift giving and indulgence. But how did the Romans celebrate during the festive season? Dr Carey Fleiner, a …

10 Holiday Traditions Around the World

Discover favorite winter activities from different travel experts.<p>For those of us blessed (or cursed) with incurable wanderlust, the allure of an unexplored city or destination is hard to resist. But, this time of year, what I crave is tradition and a deep-rooted sense of home.<p>I asked ten of my …

The Real Bethlehem

The ‘little town’ celebrated by western Christians as the location of the Nativity is much more than a stylised depiction evoked in Christmas cards …

No Christmas under Cromwell? The Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s

Mark Stoyle investigates popular resistance to the Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s<p><i>This article was first published in the</i> …