Christmas day in the 19th century

Hi, Amy. I so hope your Christmas turned out to be wonderful for you and the family you live with in the 19th century. It was a very busy day and now you're tired?

  Can you just give me a smidgen of information about how Christmas went? 

Okay, first you went to church. 

Yes, I realize it's not your favourite thing to do, but wasn't it nice singing Christmas carols?

And then you arrived back to the family's home?

You opened your presents? What did you get? Hair ornaments? Ribbons? And sugared almonds? Lovely. Yes, of course I know you would rather have gotten a cell phone, but really, you know that is  impossible. The first cell phone won't be invented for well over a hundred years.

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Quite a few people came to celebrate with the family? What did you have for dinner?

Turkey with chestnut stuffing
Cranberry sauce
Mashed potatoes
Peas
Parsnips
Carrots
Plum Pudding
Gingerbread
Mince Pie

Okay, Amy, I totally get it. No wonder you're feeling tired. Sounds like you've eaten a lot of food lately. 



Just sayin'. No need to get grumpy.

Then you went for a horse-drawn carriage ride around the town. Geez, Amy, if I didn't know better I'd swear you're starting to enjoy yourself in the 19th century. Not really? Hmm, okay, we'll see.

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You really just want to rest tonight?  Okay. 

Let me know when you're feeling up to talking again.