Saturday, December 11, 2010

Here We Come A-Wassailing


Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green,
Here we come a-wand'ring
So fair to be seen.
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail, too,
And God bless you, and send you
A Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.



Links:

* A video about making a traditional wassail.
* More traditional recipes
* An easy, non-alcoholic kind
* Hymns and Carols of Christmas has a very informative Wassail page
* So does Colonial Williamsburg.
* Wondering what to eat with your wassail? A recipe for shepherd's or cottage pie.

* Another song for celebrating the New Year is Christine Lavin's New Year's Round.

1 comment:

M Pax said...

I was reading a history on Christmas, turns out it used to be a very raucous non-religious holiday - a cross between Halloween and New Year's it seems. Sounds fun. :)

Makes me want to make some wassail next week.