Cheers! Or not: 'Scandalous' 1st Christmas card up for sale
The first commercially printed Christmas card is up for sale — a merry Victorian-era scene that scandalized some who denounced it as humbug when it first appeared in 1843. “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You,” it reads. That didn't sit well at the time with the puritanical Temperance Society, which kicked up such a fuss it took three years before another Christmas card was produced. “They were quite distressed that in this ‘scandalous’ picture they had children toasting with a glass of wine along with the adults. It's believed to have gone on sale in the same week in December 1843 that Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” first was published.
Hailee Steinfeld Dishes on Her 'Wild' New Show 'Dickinson' and Reveals New Music
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Hailee Steinfeld Portrays Emily Dickinson as a Good Girl Gone Bad in Apple's New Coming-of-Age
Emily Dickinson is getting the TV treatment. Hailee Steinfeld portrays the esteemed American poet in the upcoming Apple Original series, Dickinson, a coming-of-age drama that positions the budding creative writer as an unexpected hero for a millennial era. The first teaser sees an ambitious, young Emily pushing the boundaries of expectations. I have one purpose, and that is to become a great writer, says Dickinson, whose wild antics clash with her familys conservative lifestyle. The teaser for Dickinson also marks the third series Apple has given audiences a look at ahead of the debut of Apple TV+.