Happy Page Update #19-48

This week on The Happy Page: A dramatic piece of orchestral music that may be a little less happy and sparkly than what you’d usually expect from Christmas music. And then there’s the artwork…

If you’re wondering how this rather gothic-sounding music fits the season, you should know that the fireside telling of winter ghost stories was a long-held tradition in ages past, and a particularly popular pastime on cold Christmas Eve nights. Here’s a brief overview of the tradition from, and you can read Howells’ editorial on holiday literature in this 1886 edition of Harper’s Magazine.

The Happy Page is updated every week with a video that is cute or yummy or funny or inspiring or something.
Content is always relatively cheery, but not guaranteed to be safe for work – slack at your own risk!

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