Merry Christmas!

From a Christmas card printed by the Alice shop in Oxford, art © Joan Martin May

From a Christmas card printed by the Alice shop in Oxford, art © Joan Martin May

May you all have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Fenwicks Newcastle Christmas Windows with Alice!!

Not being English, I had no idea that in Tyneside the official beginning of the Christmas season was the unveiling of the Christmas windows in Fenwicks Newcastle.  But I like it.  And especially so this year as the 43rd annual animated offering is all about Alice!  Check out the time-lapse video below of the construction of the windows, and if you live or are visiting in the area go see for yourself!  And don’t forget to visit some of the other video links to see more of the completed windows!


Carroll’s Christmas Greetings Scored for Musicians and Singer

Here’s a special holiday treat from composer and Lewis Carroll fan Carson Braun, in Germany.  He has set Carroll’s  Christmas Greetings From a Fairy to a Child to music, and created a lovely video.  Singer Bastian Korff has a beautiful pop voice, and Braun himself provides the instrumentation and backing vocals.  Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!  (If the video does not appear below, try reloading the page.  Or, you can view it by clicking here.  It is a large file, so it may take a few moments to load fully.  It’s worth the wait.)

If you read German, you can learn more about these artists on their web sites:

Carsten Braun

Bastian Korff