A Christmas Drink, 1916.

Christmas_on_the_Western_Front,_1914-1918_Q1632British press chauffeurs drinking to the King's health at their Christmas dinner, Rollencourt Chateau, 25th December 1916. First World War


Rollencourt Chateau, France: British press chauffeurs drinking to the King’s health at their Christmas dinner. 25th December 1916. First World War.

On this day: a Christmas party at the White House

US President Lyndon B. Johnson entertains guests at a Christmas party near the Blue Room Christmas Tree in the White House on the 16th of December, 1964.



A Christmas party for war children

British children evacuated from the cities during World War Two were invited to a Christmas party in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire in December, 1941.

The party was hosted by American children, while Father Christmas was played by a woman.



On this day: a Christmas party in Australia

Santa Claus meets children in front of the Christmas tree at the Norland Nursing Home in a photograph dated the 16th of December, 1939.

Sydney’s Norland Nurseries ran between 1908 and 1945. The Nurseries took children on a permanent basis, and also catered for families who needed temporary accommodation.