Christmas in Williamsburg Author:Taylor Biggs Lewis, Jr. & Joanne B. Young Christmas in Williamsburg is an album of all the merry moods of Christmas in this beloved 18th-century-town. Here our forefathers drank toasts from the wassail bowl, pulled up their chairs to the "groaning board" of yuletide feasts, sang their carols, and worshipped the Holy Child at Bruton Parish Church as vistors do today. — Door and windows, t... more »able and even banisters are garlanded with pine and decorated with the fruits, cones and greens that colonial homemakers could have used.
Taylor Lewis reveals again his sure photographic touch with the intimate detail as well as the sweeping view. One can almost smell the aroma of roast wild turkey or cherry tarts, hear the costumed carolers as they sing their way from door to door, feel the crunch of snow under foot along Duke of Gloucester Street.
Joanne Young's test captures the mood of Christmas when Williamsburg was young, as well as the excitement that sparkles in the air today from them moment when the "Grand Illumination" of the town opens the season until Twelfth Night marks its close.
This is a heart-warming destillation of a holiday whose joy is timeless, in a town that turned back time. It is a book to be treasured in every season.« less