Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all our readers and contributors!

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I saw three ships, from Walter Crane’s beautifully illustrated book of 1900, Baby’s Opera

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone. Thanks to all of you – those who follow this weblog, and particularly to the kind souls who have contributed so generously to its content.

We hope you all enjoy the carefree end of year celebration you would wish for. And now, for your diversion, we have prepared a song for you, and a little squeezebox entertainment: