Old Christmas


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(4.3 stars; 27 reviews)

A tale of the quaint and old English traditions of celebrating Christmas. Irving travels to the English countryside and meets an old schoolmate, who invites him home to spend Christmas at the family estate. (Summary written by Gesine) (1 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Christmas 11:45 Read by Alex Foster
The Stage Coach 18:27 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Christmas Eve 21:05 Read by Kristen McQuillin
Christmas Day 28:49 Read by Mark Bradford
The Christmas Dinner 32:00 Read by Kara Shallenberg

Reviews

Well read, mildly amusing.


(4 stars)

5 star for the readers - Well read by all. Irving’s observations on tradition and on people are of value and as a source of amusement it’s relatively successful. It’s good to be reminded especially that music was played, sung, and danced to by all as part of celebration, rather than living only in orchestra halls, choirs, and recordings made by professionals.

TRADITION HAS ITS PLACE


(4 stars)

An interesting description of a tradiitional Christmas in England. It, of course, is gone, even as our own Christmas ttaditions are falling by the wayside. Bad for England, bad for us.

good book and readers


(4 stars)

good book and readers but the sound quality is pretty bad on a couple of chapters.