25 December 2009

Merry Christmas from the Grand Duchy of Stollen!!!

For our Christmas Day illustration, it's fitting to present an image of Great Britain's Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and children around their family Christmas tree. It was Prince Albert, of course, who is credited with bringing the custom of the tree to England from Germany. What the history books conveniently neglect to tell us that the rest of German-speaking Central Europe borrowed the custom of the Christmas tree from the House of Stollen-Meckerfritz. No doubt, Irwin-Amadeus II and his Aunt Agatha are enjoying a little late night eggnog beneath their own Christmas tree right now before retiring for the night!

6 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Stokes,

May you find lots of shiny new toys under the tree in the morning!


-- Jeff

Capt Bill said...

Merry Christmas fron the Reich Duchy of Beerstein...

Xaltotun of Python said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.

Conrad Kinch said...

Merry Christmas old fruit.

Fitz-Badger said...

Merry Christmas to all!

A J said...

A Merry Christmas!

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