Literature

Literature

The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 4

Yesterday we had a Christmas nativity fact, concerning the curious origins of T. S. Eliot’s Christmas poem ‘Journey of the Magi’. Today, another nativity story, but this time, concerning a perhaps unlikely nativity play. For today’s pick of our favourite Christmas facts we’re moving forward from Eliot’s poem written in […]

Literature

The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 2

As we saw in yesterday’s Christmas literature post, the first commercially available Christmas cards were sent in 1843, the same year as Dickens’s A Christmas Carol was published. In that post we also revealed the humorous origins of the robin redbreast on the front of Christmas cards. Now, presumably quite […]