How Christmas was like in Victorian times
From bizarre cards to ghost stories
Christmas traditions vary, depending on the culture and country, but the Victorians were responsible for introducing and popularizing some of the traditions we still have today in many Western countries. For instance, did you know they imported the concept of Christmas trees from Germany? Or that the Christmas crackers, as we know them today, were actually called "kisses" and originally came from France?
And if you thought that turkey was the ultimate Christmas dinner, think again. Let's say the Victorians had a somewhat exquisite taste when it came to food, cards, and presents. Click through the following gallery and discover how Christmas was like in Victorian times.