In which Carla explores the Twelve Days of Christmas and why we send Christmas cards, and reads a Victorian horror story by F. Marion Crawford.
32: What the Dickens
47: Victorian Christmas: The Goblin and the Paw
65: Happy Christmas Chaos
66: Deck the Hall with Horror
Sources and Suggested Reading:
“The Doll’s Ghost”, F. Marion Crawford, collected by Arthur Conan Doyle and Walter Scott in The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781943910564
Mirth without mischief. Comtaining [sic] The twelve days of Christmas; The play of the gaping-wide-mouthed-wadling-frog; Love and hatred; ... and Nimble Ned's alphabet and figures: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781170206966
J. C. Horsley at the Victoria and Albert Museum: https://bit.ly/3iY2AET
Sir Henry Cole: townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a26473065/sir-henry-cole-prince-albert-great-exhibition-victoria/
F. Marion Crawford: oldstyletales.com/single-post/2017/05/16/F-Marion-Crawfords-6-Best-Horror-Stories-Not-Inlcuding-The-Upper-Berth
12 Days of Christmas: vox.com/21796404/12-days-of-christmas-explained
Victorian Christmas Cookbook and Traditions by The Chiappa Sisters: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781976492907
A Merry, Very Victorian Christmas!: Trivia, Tales and Traditions from 19th Century America by Janet Emily Demarest: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781537494470
Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission
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