A Great Explanation (9 paragraphs) of Victorian Christmas: by NBDYIKNW at: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071218143207AAdgQvs Twinkling lights hung on fragrant boughs, laced with golden antiquities; garlands strung from the mantle, framing a glowing fire of crackling pinecones; ...Walking from room to room, the heavenly scents of fir, pine, hemlock, sweet spices of cinnamon, cranberry, and apple fill the air.. . . . . . . .