CR Episode 157: Washington Irving’s Christmas

Peacock Pie, by Randolph Caldecott (from Irving's Sketch Book)
Peacock Pie, by Randolph Caldecott (from Irving’s Sketch Book)

Download Link: Released on 9 January 2023

The panel reads Washington Irving’s Christmas sequence from The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., and examines how its portrayal of an old-fashioned, English Christmas served to influence attitudes towards the ideal of Christmas in the United States.

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