Christmas Cheer at Whitten House

This Week’s Historic House Puzzle! Christmas Cheer at Whitten House.

Click here to go to the free online puzzle: https://yourhistorichouse.com/christmas-cheer-at-whitten-house-puzzle/

The tradition of bringing greenery and light into the house during the darkest time of the year is ancient, predating Christianity by thousands of years. The tradition was largely lost in northern Europe by the 19th century, except in some Germanic communities.

Following her marriage to German Prince Albert, England’s Queen Victoria reintroduced the Christmas tree to Britain when an engraving published in 1848 featured the Queen, the Prince, and their children decorating a tree. This was just five years after Charles Dickens had published “A Christmas Carol,” introducing the world to Mr. Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the ghostly Christmas Eve visitors to Scrooge’s chamber. Between Dickens and Prince Albert, Christmas as we know it was born.

The restoration of this room to its 1827 appearance is an Example Project in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners ”

Signed and personalized copies of the 720-page bestselling and award-winning hardcover book are available directly from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/. It is the perfect holiday gift for the historic house lover on your list!

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