Christmas is a time of stories – have you ever seen a New Year’s story? When I think about Christmas, I tend to get a bit nostalgic and I guess that goes for many of us. So, I decided to take a look at the Christmases of the past, as they are presented in literature. One might expect quite a pollyannaish style, but the reality was quite the opposite.
These twelve stories are all by different authors, most of them dating from the 19th century. Some authors are well-known, others at least for me new acquaintances. The topics are surprisingly current and relatable even today.
It seems that despite all our advances in technology, changing surroundings and global nature of everyday lives, we are still very much the same people as in the past. These twelve stories I picked for you, present the same kind of hopes, fears, aspirations and struggles as any of us could have today. Just the scene is a bit different.
Enjoy the time travel!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017!