Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol

By | December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

No other author conjures thoughts of Christmas like Charles Dickens. His story, A Christmas Carol, has been told and told again each year during Yuletide. It is a classic tale or redemption we enjoy experiencing as part of our holiday tradition. Charles Huffam Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, on the southern [...]

4 Family Films Set in the Victorian Era

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Civil War, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Family Fun Under Summer Skies More than any other time of the year, summertime conjures thoughts of family togetherness. There are few drive-in theaters left in which the whole family can get outside and enjoy a movie together. Here are four movies set in the Victorian era that are worthy of moving the big-screen television [...]

Charles Dickens and Our Christmas Traditions

By | December 17th, 2015|Categories: Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , |

by Donna Klein   Charles Dickens, the Victorian Era, and Today's Christmas Traditions   An annual holiday tradition in my house is watching “A Christmas Carol,” based on the novella by Charles Dickens. It got me thinking, 'what was Christmas really like in Dickens' day, and what is his influence on how we celebrate the [...]

Dressing in Dickens Attire

By | November 13th, 2014|Categories: Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , |

Winter seems the favorite time for Dickens Fairs and other Dickens-themed events. Who does not have the image of rosy-cheeked Dickens carolers, gathered in the soft glow of a gas lamp on a snowy evening while they sing lovely carols from long ago? If you are attending one of these events, and would like to [...]