Christmas Food History Special, Part 2: A Child's Christmas in Wales (1986)

My favorites!  A beautiful film, and a beautifully-illustrated book to match.  Hello, stocking stuffers.

My favorites!  A beautiful film, and a beautifully-illustrated book to match.  Hello, stocking stuffers.

Dear Readers, 

We continue our 2017 Christmas Special, featuring food from classic holiday films, with the 1986 dramatization of A Child's Christmas in Wales.  This film is very family-friendly, and so sweet.  It is an annual Christmas Eve tradition here at our house, and we spend the rest of the year quoting some of the funny lines from the story.  (For example: one need only say "The dog was sick" at our house to start everyone off laughing...watch the movie and you'll get the humor too!) 

Please click here to read Part 2: A Child's Christmas In Wales!  

 

"A fine Christmas!"

Sarah

 

Christmas Food History Special, Part I: A Christmas Carol

The Ghost of Christmas Present, as originally illustrated by John Leech in 1843.  Image credit: Project Gutenburg.  

The Ghost of Christmas Present, as originally illustrated by John Leech in 1843.  Image credit: Project Gutenburg.  

Dear Readers, 

I am delighted to share with you this year's Christmas special, featuring food from four classic holiday films!

(This project was mostly designed to give me a good excuse to re-watch my favorite Christmas movies...what fun!)

We begin with the delightful 1984 dramatization of A Christmas Carol, featuring the inimitable George C. Scott. I also include the beautiful food writing of Charles Dickens himself, with a few recipes for the Victorian holiday food he describes (if you want to have your very own Dickens Christmas)!  

Please click here to read Part I: A Christmas Carol!  

"Bah, humbug!"

Sarah