Merry Christmas!

Posted By on December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Buon Natale!Frohe Weihnachten!圣诞快乐 Nadolig Llawen!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful festive season.

You can see my Christmas message video on the Advent Calendar – click here – and you can read all about Tudor Christmas traditions in my article Tudor Christmas.

I’ll leave you with some photos of this year’s Belén (Nativity scene) at Macael, near where we live:

4 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!”

  1. Esther says:

    Gut Yontiff* to you and yours … and a wonderful new year.

    (*Yiddish for Happy Holiday)

  2. Banditqueen says:

    Merry Christmas to Claire, Tim family and fellow historiecats. All the best for the festive season.

  3. Christine says:

    Merry Xmas to Claire Tim and family and everyone on the Anne Boleyn Files website.

  4. Globerose says:

    A-ha! A very Merry Christmas to Claire & Family & KittyKats (whose names escape me)!
    Oh I couldn’t help a chuckle of recognition reading Ron Hutton’s ‘Stations of the Sun’, p.123., although this concerns especially the New Year celebrations, when he is quoting one 4th century writer Libanius, though it could be any writer of Christmas celebrations any time,
    but this is the Roman New Year feast particularly: “The feast of the Kalendae is honoured as far as the Roman Empire stretches …. Everywhere is singing and feasting; the rich enjoy luxury but the poor also set better food than usual upon their tables. The desire to spend money grips everybody …People are not merely bountiful to themselves but to their fellow humans. A stream of presents pours itself out on all sides ….The Kalends bring all work to a halt and allow humans to surrender themselves to pure pleasure.”
    Sound familiar to anyone?
    A very Merry Christmas, ABF readers and contributors, one and all, as we join with our ancestors throughout the ages at this time of year – !

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