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The Victorain Era was from 1837-1901, during the rule of Queen Victoria.
Victorian Games: Often, ways to pass time were dancing, going to fairs, attending a play, or playing games. Some of the games they played were twenty questions, taboo, i have a basket, dumb crambo, and jackstraws. Jackstraws is similar if not the same to the game nowdays, pick-up-sticks.
Victorian Etiquette: When dinning there are many rules for both men and women. Here are some that apply to both men and women. You shouldn't cut your bread with a knife, it is supposed to be broken by hand. You aren't supposed to take your own bread, you should ask the servant to get it for you. You are also expected to use your napkin before and after you drink.
Victorian Pudding: The Victorians loved pudding, but not the pudding you're used to. There puddings consisted of things other than "Snak-pak's." There puddings were usually harder and took many forms. They of course had our "Snak-pak" type pudding, but they also had others in the form of brownies, cakes, and other pastries. (For recipies, click on this link http://www.historicfood.com/English%20Puddings.htm )
Dickens and A Christmas Carol: This song (at 0:56) says "There'll be scary ghost stories, And tales of glories, Of christmases long, long ago." This is refering to a play written by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. This play was about a mean old man who ruined other peoples christmases. His name was Ebenzer Scrooge. Scrooge is visited by three ghost; the ghost of christmas past, the ghost of christmas present, and the ghost of christmas yet to come. This ghost taught him about the true values of christmas and how he affects other peoples christmases. Charles Dickens was mainly responsible for the Christmans we now had. It was "created" in the Victorian Era when he lived from his play A Christmas Carol.
Victorian Christmas: Christmas in Victorian England was similar to the Christmas we celebrate. Most of the custom's arrose after the end of the Protestant Reformation, and when Prince Albert from Germany married Queen Victoria. Many customs came with Prince Albert. The first christmas card was made in 1846 by John Calcott Horsley. The Christmas tree was brought to England in 1840 by Prince Albert.