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The old Christmas Eve

Washington Irving

The old Christmas Eve

by Washington Irving

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Published by T N Foulis in London, Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Washington Irving ; with illustrations by H M Brock.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13665538M

  Spend Christmas Eve coaching through the countryside where Irving meets his old traveling companion Frank Bracebridge, who invites him to attend Christmas Day festivities at his father's country estate. The descriptions of the village, church services, Christmas games and the amazing feast are truly delightful.5/5(1).   A number of the “old-fashioned” traditions mentioned in “Christmas Eve” have survived until today: Christmas caroling from house to house, hanging mistletoe from the rafters, and burning a Yule log (or clog). Yet they were unfamiliar to Americans in , so Irving had to explain them in the text or in footnotes.

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The text begins: Saint Francis and Saint Benedight Blesse this house from wicked wight, From the night-mare and the goblin, That is hight good-fellow Robin; Keep it from all evil spirits. This is a wonderful edition of “Old Christmas”. The book includes the original illustrations and is full of Washington Irving’s insightful and humorous descriptions of a traditional English Christmas.

The layout of this edition is visually appealing, as well. This is an excellent addition to your Christmas book collection/5(35). It has become a Christmas tradition of mine to read Washington Irving's Old Christmas, an excerpt from his Sketchbook, with wonderful illustrations by Caldecott originally published in The caricatures and sketches of old English Christmas traditions always puts me in a festive and contemplative mood for the season and can be easily read over the course of an evening /5.

A beautiful, nostalgic book of traditions and myths for the Christmas season. What is the significance of holly at Christmas. When should you make your figgy pudding. Why was the The old Christmas Eve book Lad's Passing Bell" rung on Christmas Eve.

Who was Good King Wenceslas. Christmas Day was first celebrated on December 25th in the fourth century CE.5/5(4). A typically elegant Foulis production, one of their so-called Envelope Books, Old Christmas Eve was issued in three different binding styles: paper wrappers, cloth-covered boards (as here), and suede only the cloth- and suede-covered versions having the plates tipped in.

Very scarce in hardback form; I can see no other copy currently for sale online. This little book will take you back into an old Victorian Yuletide. It is quaint and a quick read. I read it year-round when I get a tugging of Christmas in my The old Christmas Eve book and heart.

The sketches in the book add a nice touch and bring the story alive. This is the first book of Irving's that I have read and I quite enjoyed it/5(13). The Animals' Christmas Eve (Little Golden Book) Hardcover – Aug I got it to read to my 5 year old niece over Christmas.

It is written in rhyme, which will make it fun to read and fun for her to listen to, and the illustrations are cute. The last page brought tears to my eyes. It is so sweetly reverent towards our Lord. The /5().

On Christmas Eve by Ann M. Martin is a holiday novel revealing the true effects of what Christmas magic can do for someone. The novel starts out with eight-year-old Tess who has decided that this year she is actually going to meet Santa this year/5.

Then, at the other end of the spectrum, on Christmas Eve we light a fire and as many candles as we can, gather whoever is around and read The Night Before Christmas, a big picture book edition Author: Guardian Staff.

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- I was always the gal with a book in her hand and definitely preferred the school library to the gym. (Oh the horrid memories of gym class lol) Almost nothing made me happier when I got a book, any book, for a gift.

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