Snip Snap DragonHow would you like to receive this greeting card for Christmas ? What does it mean ?
It is referring to a popular Victorian parlour game called Snap Dragon.
A shallow bowl filled with spirit and currants was put on a table and the spirit set alight. The players had to try and snatch the currants out of the flames and put them into their mouths.
The last thing in crackersWith Christmas dinner over the Victorian father would bring out the crackers, this was a signal for the fun and games to begin.
Sweet music hath charmsThe Victorian family was never at a loss for things to do after dinner. There were songs to sing, recitations to endure and games to play. After the games it was time for the individual members of the family to entertain the company.
Christmas Day would draw all too soon to a close. The visitors made their way home and the family to bed - midnight has passed and Boxing Day has dawned.
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