Posting from Paul Clarke.
"The generality of Christmas-keepers observe that festival after such a manner as is highly dishonourable [...] they are consumed in Compotations, in Interludes, in playing at Cards, in Revellings, in excess of Wine, in mad Mirth…"
Revellings? Excess of Wine? Mad mirth? Check, check and check...come to Swig Well Seattle on December 10 & 11 for my class on "Holiday Drinks (that don't suck)"--Paul Clarke