A Victorian Era Cautionary Christmas Diet Tale

I have a collection of antique Christmas children’s books. One such book from 1905, published by McLoughlin Bros New York and illustrated by G.A. Davis is appropriately titled The Christmas Book. It contains “The Night Before Christmas” but also a little known cautionary tale, “The Day After Christmas”. I’m sharing the colorful pages with you here and hope you will enjoy reading the diet advice which is delivered in a lighthearted way:

Victorian Day After Christmas Book (2)

Victorian Day After Christmas Book (3)

Victorian Day After Christmas Book (4)

Victorian Day After Christmas Book (5)

Victorian Day After Christmas Book (6)

Victorian Day After Christmas Book (7)

Aha! So the cynical spin is that Santa Claus is also the doctor who benefits from tending to the hangover from overconsumption!

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