Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Christmas Eve Traditions

Christmas Eve marked the end of Advent and fasting in many Tudor households, but also signaled the start of an important holiday tradition: decorating. Greenery like holly, ivy, bay and even rosemary were used to decorate Tudor homes.

Christmas Eve Traditions

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    Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.

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