Christmastide

William SANDYS (1792 - 1874)

Christmastide: Its History, Festivities and Carols, With Their Music is a collection of essays detailing the early traditions of Christmas in England. This recording includes the prose portions of the book only (The Vignettes). The earliest Christmas customs from the monarchy to the landed gentry are explored in great detail. The passage of time and the influence of circumstance all had an impact on the customs and importance of holiday traditions. Anyone interested in how the Christmas customs we recognize today, and many long forgotten, will find this book a fascinating piece of history. ( Greg Giordano)

Genre(s): Culture & Heritage

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Vignette One Greg Giordano
00:49:50
Play 02 Vignette Two Maria Kasper
00:42:29
Play 03 Vignette Three Greg Giordano
00:35:14
Play 04 Vignette Four Maria Kasper
00:46:17
Play 05 Vignette Five Greg Giordano
00:37:52
Play 06 Vignette Six Maria Kasper
00:47:14
Play 07 Vignette Seven Greg Giordano
00:36:12
Play 08 Vignette Eight Maria Kasper
00:28:42
Play 09 Vignette Nine Greg Giordano
00:25:56
Play 10 Vignette Ten Maria Kasper
00:47:20
Play 11 Vignette Eleven Greg Giordano
00:32:07