Merry Christmas...Victorian Style (Minus The Lovely Fireplace and Mulled Wine!)
When most of us think of the term "Victorian Christmas", images of Alastair Sim portraying Ebeneezer Scrooge spring to mind, replete with the accompanying candlelight, tinkling bells, holly flourishes and top-hatted carolers. But, apparently, Victorians weren't all about the holly, as the following (really weird) Victorian Christmas cards show1 Enjoy...and, of course....have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!
|Rat (or mouse) carrying a Christmas list written in French while riding a boiled lobster! Yes! Christmas!|
|Frogicide! For the holidays! But for the paltry sum of $2,000? Well, it was Victorian times, after all. A pound went a lot farther back then!|
|On the thirteenth day of Christmas...for no discernible reason whatsoever...my true love left two dead birds in my front yard! Thank you, true love! Guess there weren't any live partridges in the pear tree this year!|
|Well, all I have to say about this one is...at least she's in a pie! Could be worse. Unless, of course, it's a kidney pie. Imagine the trauma!|
Well, anyway...that's it for our little tribute to Victorian Christmas cards. Check in with us again on on New Year's week. Those crazy Victorians had a dark side that you have to see to believe...!!!!!