Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.
LUCY WORSLEY: If you wind back the clock five hundred years,
what would a Tudor Christmas look like?
I'm going back to the reign of Henry VIII
to recreate Christmas customs not seen for centuries -
I think I've got the hang of it...
Twelve days of feasting and drinking,
singing and dancing,
praying, playing, and partying!
Those are the 12 Days of Christmas!
VO: 12 Days of Tudor Christmas.
Wednesday, December 25th
at 8/7 central.
Only on PBS.