Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas in Old Scotland

Christmas and New Year were equally welcomed by Scots before the Reformation of the 16th-17th centuries. All the customs of both festivals stem from that time. The name came from the Scandinavians for whom ‘Yultid’ was the festival celebrated at … Continue reading

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The Christmas Truce

Silent Night, Holy Night All is calm, all is bright. Round yon virgin, mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. Written by Joseph Mohr, arranged by Franz Gruber The beautiful … Continue reading

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A Keepsake Christmas ~ Spotlight

The Historical Heartbeats guest today, is Author Marilyn Peveto. Marilyn is spotlighting her new Christmas novella, A Keepsake Christmas. After losing all her possessions in a hurricane, will Landry be able to celebrate Christmas? Marilyn is giving away a $25 … Continue reading

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Christmas in Old Scotland

Christmas and New Year were equally welcomed by Scots before the Reformation of the 16th-17th centuries. All the customs of both festivals stem from that time. The name comes from the Scandinavians, for whom ‘Yultid’ was the festival celebrated at … Continue reading

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Yuletide Traditions of Scotland

The canvas above was painted in 1872 by the Scottish artist, William Bell Scott. He gives the story a local Aryshire setting. The barn is an old one near Penkill where Scott was then living. Notice the shepherd playing bagpipes. … Continue reading

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