Christmas in the 1920s: The Music

With Christmas almost here I realized I never highlighted that most important part of any ambience – the music! And music is something the 1920s was certainly not devoid of. It wasn’t called the Jazz Age for nothing! So today, let’s listen to some classic Christmas music from that time period. Gather the kids aroundContinue reading “Christmas in the 1920s: The Music”

Christmas in the 1920s: Birth of the National Christmas Tree

Back in the early 2000s when I was going to school at American University in Washington D.C., I had the pleasure of getting to go to see the lighting of the National Christmas tree. I always loved Christmas, but up until that point I didn’t actually know that there was a National Christmas tree. AndContinue reading “Christmas in the 1920s: Birth of the National Christmas Tree”

Christmas in the 1920s: Magazines

In a recent post I wrote about a Christmas story by Dorothy Parker titled The Christmas Magazines And the Inevitable Story of the Snowbound Train. An early piece of writing by Parker, it was published by Vanity Fair in December 1916. In it she essentially laments and belittles the sentimentality of the Christmas magazines ofContinue reading “Christmas in the 1920s: Magazines”

Christmas in the 1920s: Christmas Seals

Something that I came across while researching Christmas in the 1920s was the use of Christmas seals. Christmas seals are labels placed on the mail during Christmas to raise money for charity. They look like postage stamps, but have no value and so have been called a “cinderella stamp.” They began in Denmark in 1904Continue reading “Christmas in the 1920s: Christmas Seals”

A 1920s Christmas in photos

Happy holidays everyone! Well this year is certainly different than every other one that I’ve ever experienced, I’m just glad to be here and able to celebrate right now. Since this website is dedicated to the Lost Generation who came of age with WWI and the roaring 20s, I thought we’d do a series ofContinue reading “A 1920s Christmas in photos”

Christmas stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker

“If my Valentine you won’t be,I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.” – Ernest Hemingway Well, it’s that time year again – Christmas! While it’s my personal favorite holiday season, with everything going on right now it just hasn’t felt like it yet. We put up decorations, and that was great, but not quite enough.Continue reading “Christmas stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker”

Lost Generation gifts for the holidays

Well, that time is upon us again when we start looking for something unique to buy for the holidays for the special people in our life. If you’ve got anyone in your life who is into the Lost Generation, here are some ideas for you. Note: Of all of the sites listed below, the onlyContinue reading “Lost Generation gifts for the holidays”