Fed up with the same old Yuletide gifts and festivities? Then why not take a trip to yesteryear and make yours a Victorian Christmas?
Just follow this link to the BBC's Victorian Farm page for a whole host of authentic Christmas recipes and activities dating from the Victorian era. There's everything from toy theatres and keepsake boxes to paper flowers and Wassail punch, with something new being revealed everyday.
Today it's mince pies made with real meat.
And of course you can find out more about the influence the Victorians had on the traditional Christmas in Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas, available now!