Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Video: O Christmas Tree, Horrible Histories-Style

Friday, December 9, 2011

Susan reporting:

With only a few weeks until Christmas, here's a carol for our Friday Video, especially one sung by the Horrible Histories folk. Most people do know that the Christmas evergreen is a German tradition brought over to England by a royal spouse. It's usually Prince Albert who gets the credit, but in fact the first Christmas trees entered the palace celebrations nearly a century earlier, through George III's queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Still, Victoria and Albert did popularize the custom, and Christmas trees have been part of English and American holidays ever since. This year Windsor Castle has been decorated for the season as if Queen Victoria were still in residence. This article includes plenty of photographs of this Victorian Christmas – including Albert's preference for hanging the trees from the ceiling!

3 comments:

Unknown said...

The video doesn't seem to be working for me.

Susan Holloway Scott said...

Sadly videos don't appear in the emails sent by RSS feeds - it's a Blogger/Google issue that's far larger than Loretta and I. But if you come to the twonerdyhistorygirls.com, the video should be working. Our apologies for the inconvenience!

K10 said...

Any time that I see that Two Nerdy Girls has a video on their blog post, I click over to the blog to watch it. It's totally worth the 1 second it takes me. :-)

 
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