Celebrate Christmas past with these vintage photographs
Wonderful archive pictures featuring the festive seasons of old
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As many of us gear up for Christmas, have you ever wondered how the festive season was celebrated in the past? Tradition for the most part has been maintained—shopping, a tree, gifts, and lots of decoration. And as a time of reflection and an excuse to gather together family and friends, nothing has changed.
But over the years the way we honor this special occasion has moved along as times have changed... and this makes for some fascinating imagery of a bygone era, with many religious and cultural celebrations leading up to and including 25 December.
Browse the gallery for a nostalgic throwback to Christmas past.
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