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  • Wassailing through History. by Robert Doares. Rings of orange and lemon afloat, the wassail bowl filled with spiced wine or ale is a tradition that goes back a thousand years and more. The first mention of a wassail bowl was in the thir***th century, a. — “Wassailing through History : The Colonial Williamsburg”,
  • Wassail is a hot, spiced punch often associated with Yuletide. While the beverage typically served as "wassail" at modern holiday feasts with a medieval theme most closely resembles mulled cider, historical wassail drinks were completely different, more likely to be mulled beer or mead. — “Wassail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Fabulous Wassail recipes and background from the Gracious Jane Marie + quotation collection, articles, Martha Bear and more. — “wassail”,
  • Wassail is a hot, spiced punch often associated with winter While the beverage typically served as "wassail" at modern holiday feasts with a medieval theme most closely resembles mulled cider, historical wassail was completely different, more likely to be mulled beer. — “Wassail”,
  • Wassail 2 quarts apple cider 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup honey 3 sticks cinnamon 2 whole cloves 1 whole orange, cut in rings brandy, optional Use a 4 - 6 quart slow cooker/crockpot. This recipe makes 9 cups of juice. Put all of the ingredients. — “Wassail and Make It Fast, Cook It Slow Cookbook | gfe--gluten”,
  • Features Christmas postcards, Christmas Trivia quiz, recipes, holiday stories, and tales of Santas around the world. — “Aristotle's Christmas On the Web 2001”,
  • Oregon craft brewery. — “Full Sail Brewing Company”,
  • No proper Yule celebration would ever be complete without a steaming cup of Wassail to warm the chill of night whilst encircling the bonfires. — “Wassail: History, Lore and Recipes for the Drink of Yule”, suite101.com
  • Wassail definition, a salutation wishing health to a person, used in England in early times when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to the person. See more. — “Wassail | Define Wassail at ”,
  • Wassail is a hot, spiced punch often associated with Yuletide. The origins of the practice of wassailing are closely connected with the history of the wassail. — “Wassail”,
  • Wassail is a traditional Elizabethan recipe for ale flavoured with apples, honey and spices that was traditionally served heated at Christmas. From Medieval times the term Wassail referred a hot spiced wine for drinking healths on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and Twelfth Night celebrations. — “Wassail Recipe”,
  • Recipes for wassail with photos and reviews. This popular Christmas punch is a holiday tradition in many countries. A spiced drink served hot, meant to warm the soul. — “Wassail Recipes like Hot English Wassail or Christmas Wassail”,
  • Definition of wassail in the Online Dictionary. Meaning of wassail. Pronunciation of wassail. Translations of wassail. wassail synonyms, wassail antonyms. Information about wassail in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. — “wassail - definition of wassail by the Free Online Dictionary”,
  • Definition of word from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games. — “Wassail - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster”, merriam-
  • Wassail is a traditional holiday drink. Served in Europe since the Middle Ages, wassail is generally made with wine or ale and. — “What is Wassail?”,
  • Home > Recipes > wassail. Weight Watchers Healthy Life-Style Cookbook. by Weight Watchers International. A collection of more than 250 recipes based on Weight Watchers' Personal Choice program includes nutritional information, kitchen tips, and tips o 184 results for wassail. — “ - Recipes - Wassail”,
  • August 27: WASSAIL 3.0 is currently being repackaged, and will be available again as soon as possible. WASSAIL is now available for local server installation at other institutions and for their further development of WASSAIL. — “WASSAIL”, library.ualberta.ca
  • Wassail! Wassail! Similar Albums: Sings Traditional Christmas Carols , We Wish You a Merry Christmas , Have a Holly Jolly Christmas , On Christmas. — “Wassail! Wassail!: Information from ”,
  • Shop wassail t-shirts. Choose from hundreds of unique wassail tees. Large selection of shirt styles. Satisfaction guarantee. — “Wassail T-Shirts | Buy Wassail T Shirts & Clothing Online”, t-
  • Free online English dictionary. We define wassail as NWassail \Was'sail\, a.Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as,a wassail bowl. — “Definition of Wassail from ”,
  • Wassail is a hot, spiced punch often associated with Christmas. Particularly popular in Germanic countries, the term itself is a contraction of the Old English phrase wæs hæil, meaning "be healthy". The origins of the practice of wassailing are. — “Wassail”,

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  • Sing We Now A'Wassailing Purchase the music online! Handbell quartet at The Master's College's Christmas Concerts, 2006, playing Here We Come A'Wassailing, composed by Paul Ellsworth.
  • Twelfth Night - Wassail to the Globe theatre in London from the Lions part (3rd January 2010) 1 of 3 The Lions Part celebrate Twelfth Night at the Shakespeare Globe theatre in London. Celebrations started with a Wassail to the boat (that brought the Green Man), to the Globe theatre itself, to an apple tree that grows at the Globe and to the George Inn, a public house just a short walk from the Globe. The Lions part also performed a Mummer's play as part of the celebrations, along with the crowning of a King Bean and Queen Pea using Twelfth Night Cakes, followed by a procession to the George Inn. The cast of the Mummers' Play: Father Christmas: Peter Kenny / St George: Michael Palmer / Prudence:Dorothy Lawrence / Turkish Knight:Scott Ainslie / Doctor:Duncan Law / Gill Finney:Sarah Finch / Cleverlegs:Tim Laycok / Beelzebub:Stephen Ley / Twelfth Bake: Sonia Ritter / Green Man:David Risley / White Bear:Tamsin Lewis More information can be found at
  • The Watersons-Malpas Wassail A great English Christmas song. This one you're are not likely to hear in the stores this time of year when one is out Christmas shopping.
  • WASSAIL WASSAIL - MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER A very favorite by Mannheim Steamroller!
  • Hull Wassail 2008 (7) - Here We Come A Wassailing January 13th, 2008 saw the first ever Wassail (meaning good health) to be held at the young orchard on Pickering Road, Hull, UK. Wassailing celebrants join in with a traditional Wassail song: "Here we come a wassailing among the leaves so green, Here we come a wandering, so fairly to be seen, Now is winter time, strangers travel far and near, And we wish you, send you, a happy new year. Bud and blossom, bud and blossom, bud and bloom and bear, So we may have plenty of cider all year, Hat full's and cap full's and in bushel bags an'all. And there's cider running out of every gutter all. Down here in the muddy lane there sits an old red fox, Starvin' and shiverin' and lickin' his old chops, Bring us our your table and spread it if you please, And give us hungry wassailers a bit of bread and cheese. I've got a little purse and it's made of leather skin, A little silver sixpence, it would line it well within, Now is winter time strangers travel far and near, And we wish you, send you, a happy new year." The apple trees to be blessed had been planted as part of a scheme to provide local schools with a minimum 5-a-day fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Wassail Song {Robert Shaw} The Wassail Song, unlike the other Christmas carols does not celebrate the nativity. The Wassail Song celebrates the New Year! "Wassail" is an old English word for a toast similar to "Good Health" and the wassail is the content of the glass or goblet ( spiced or mulled wine or ale) The author of the lyrics is unknown but it is known that the tradition of going wassailing dates back to 12th century England. The composer of the music to the wassail song is also unknown.
  • Wassail 2009 The Longman Wassail 2009.
  • How to Cook Classic Christmas Meals : Traditional Holiday Wassail Recipe Make your Christmas dishes memorable. Learn how to make traditional holiday wassail from scratch in this free how-to instructional video clip on classic Christmas cooking. Expert: Louis Ortiz Bio: Louis Ortiz is a professional chef instructor at a culinary institute. He has been working in the culinary industry for 10 years. Filmmaker: Emily Thomas
  • Wassail Zion-Benton presents, Wassail, by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Setting by Robert W. Smith
  • Christmas ~ Somerset Wassail ~ Happy Holidays Download from iTunes : 'Somerset Wassail' by Artisan Wassaiing is a set of customs broadly concerning wishing a prosperous and fruitful year to neighbours and friends, their domestic animals and their crops. Somerset, in particular, has a custom of wassailing the apple trees to produce a fruitful crop of apples for cider-making. Each year on the 17th of January (old "Twelfth Night") the people of Somerset wassail their apple trees by placing toast (dipped in cider) into the branches of the tree and pouring a libation of cider round the rood of the tree for the good spirits, then firing shotguns into the branches of the tree to dive away the bad spirits and so ensure a fine crop of cider apples in the summer ahead. Yes, it still happens, even in the twenty-first century. This particular Somerset Wassail is of unknown origin, but was collected by Cecil Sharp. Artisan come from Yorkshire, high on the edge of the English Pennines. Formed in 1984, Hilary Spencer, Jacey Bedford and Brian Bedford toured the world with their music for many years, performing in the UK, Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA. When they weren't singing carols Brian wrote most of the songs - witty, elegant and engaging songs. Their voices blend beautifully and, luckily, they own a shared sense of humour. Retiring from touring in November 2005, people seem to be surprised that they are all still very good friends. Another recording 'Sus*** Carol' from 'Christmas Has Come In' by Artisan ...
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  • Gloucestershire Wassail - Mars Hill Madrigal Singers Mars Hill Academy in Mason, Ohio performs Gloucestershire Wassail. December, 2007; Madrigal Dinner. ABOUT THE PIECE: an English Traditional Carol, arranged by R. Vaughan Williams Piece was performed following the announcement of the Wassail being served. ABOUT THE SCHOOL:Mars Hill Academy is a K-12 Classical Christian School serving Cincinnati, OH. Mars Hill Academy's high school was named among the top five private high schools in Cincinnati. (Cincinnati Magazine, August)
  • The Wassail Song (Traditional) Wishing You and Yours a Very Happy New Years! I recorded all 4 parts using Garageband Application on my Macbook! Scenes are from around my back yard,along the Oswego River,here in Upstate NY! Happy New Years Everyone! Peace. Jim
  • Gloucestershire Wassail 08-09 Hazen Concert Choir takes the stage while singing Gloucestershire Wassail, arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams, at their holiday concert, December 11, 2008.
  • Here We Come A-Wassailing (The American Edition) -Sam Stokes This is a parody of "Here We Come A-Wassailing" that plays on the idea that Americans don't understand many of the British idioms found in English Christmas carols. By Sam Stokes - Visit my website at and please check out my other Christmas songs on YouTube - "O Little Town of Boggy Creek," "O Christmas Tree (This Song Has Many Versions," and "Jolly Old St. Nicholas - Change Your Ways!" which was featured on the Dr. Demento Show in 2007. Lyrics Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green. Here we come a-wandering So fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you And to you your wassail too. And God bless you and send you a happy new year. And God send you a happy new year. If you're not sure what a wassail is you're not alone You wonder why it's been so long and you have never known. It's because it's from England it's not American. Just like cricket, the Rolling Stones, and figgy pudding, too. It's just something that British people do. If you visit England, I have this to say to you. If you need a restroom, then you'll have to find a loo. Yes, it seems quite absurd, they have many different words, and they spell things like favo(u)rite and colo(u)r with a "u" what a funny European thing to do. If you're in an English restaurant and you're feeling kind of sick because the person next to you has ordered spotted dick. There's no need to feel faint No, it isn't what you think. It's a pudding with raisins in it nothing quite so foul. Well, in ...
  • Gower Wassail : Venereum Arvum, December 2009 Real time improvisation (no dubs / live in the studio), Monday, 14th December 2009. Rachel McCarron : singing & frame drum Sean Breadin (Sedayne): crwth, shruti box & bells It hardly seems credible that having been immersed in folk music since birth Rachel had no recollection of ever hearing The Gower Wassail - one of the most popular & oft covered traditional songs in the folk revival. Of course to rectify this I went straight to the source, playing her the longer of the two (?) recordings made of Phil Tanner's superlative singing, which she lived with for a day or so before we made this recording. We had a vague notion of coming together on the choruses, but the rest is pure improvisation, especially in the crwth part, which weaves oblique to the traditional melody with occasional unisons; though the crwth is a Welsh instrument, there is no significance in this! The dance sequences were instigated by Rachel on her frame-drum - my responses are entirely wild as to both direction and modality - or rather amodality, which is a better term for what I do here, which is no way traditional. Ultimately, this is a wee session, a jam, an improvisation at the heart of which is one of the most beautiful songs of the English Speaking Tradition, collected from one of the most beautiful traditional singers. This is our tribute, by way of an ante-folk music; something for the season, perhaps... Gower Wassail (Traditional / Phil Tanner) A-wassail, a-wassail, throughout all this town ...
  • The Gloucester Wassail By Waverly "The Gloucester Wassail" Music by Waverly Consort Christmas, 2003; Check for it on Amazon! Both CD and MP3 are available there. I did not find any traditional "Wassail" song on YouTube to match this lovely piece, so I wanted to add it to share because it is one of my alltime favorite Christmas Carols! Here is a brief intro: The Wassail carol seems to originate in Gloucestershire, England and it's been around at least since the 17th or 18th century. "Wassail!" is a toast, literally meaning "be in good health". The reply to this is traditionally "Drink-hail!" Wassailers are carolers who go from door to door carrying a wassail-bowl and singing carols. The wassail-bowl is typically filled with wassail, a spiced ale. The bowl is usually silver and is decorated with ribbons and garlands. The wassailers expect the good people in the house to keep their wassail-bowls full! Lyrics to the song are also available at the above link! "WASSAIL!" :-)
  • Stella's Wassail Stella's Wassail Recipe: 2 Quarts Apple Cider 1/2 Cup Orange Juice (with pulp) 1 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg 4 3" Cinnamon Sticks 2 Teaspoons Whole Allspice 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 2 Teaspoons Whole Cloves 1 Whole Orange 2oz. Dark Spiced Rum In a large pot add your Apple Cider, Orange Juice, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Sticks and Allspice. While on Med/Hi heat slice orange and stud with half of the whole cloves put the rest in the pot loose. Add slices to pot. After temp has reached just below a boil stir in brown sugar after it has all dissolved lower to simmer and add Rum. Let simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and serve warm. It is VERRRY Yummy!!!
  • Loreena McKennitt: "Gloucestershire wassail" "A midwinter night's dream". Canadá.
  • Gloucestershire Wassail Thurston High School madrigal singers. My dad cut off the first verse. Sorry
  • UC Men's Chorale "Gloucestershire Wassail" 12-12-08 At the UC Choral Ensembles' 2008 Holiday Concert.
  • Wassail Song Albion Dance Band The Prospect Before Us - 1976 The Albion Dance Band
  • Christmas Performance:Wassail Song Lansing MI Gay Mens Chorus, and Sistrum Women's Chorus sing Wassail Song 12/9/06
  • Gloucestershire Wassail - Leafy Greens & Mutton This is a local medieval singing group called Leafy Greens & Mutton performing in Orono on Saturday, December 16, 2006. This is a little clip of them singing "Gloucestershire Wassail". I had no memory card at this point, but I wanted to get a few samples anyway. Check out their website at Leafy Greens and Mutton are also members of the SCA's (Society for Creative Anachronism) Shire of Endewearde (central and northern Maine). Check out photos from the event at: The Society for Creative Anachronism: The SCA's East Kingdom .
  • Gower Wassail WACO High School gave yet another wonderful Christmas Concert on December 13, 2009. Performances were given by the jazz band and concert band under the conductorship of Tom McNamar, jazz choir and mixed chorus directed by Millie Younquist accompanied by Millie and Robert Youngquist, and the 7th 12 grade orchestra led by Denise Freyenberger accompanied by Abbey Roth. The program was concluded with the Festival Orchestra which consisted of the high school orchestra, band, and chorus. This video is Glower Wassail Welsch Folk Song, Arr Epstein performed by the WACO High School Mixed Chorus.
  • Wassailing Song Grenoside Sword Dance teams Sing in the New Year
  • Malpas Wassail The English tradition of Wassailing dates back to before the year 450 when our Anglo-Saxon ancestors first began to settle en mass on british soil, this is evident because of the various other germanic countries who share very similar Wassailing customs. Wassailing traditions whithin England vary from region to region. In the southwest (Wes***) for example Wassailing involves variuos rituals wherby the remains of the years cider are poured around the trees in an orchard and encouraged to grow with dancing and Wassailing song, ensuring a good crop for the following year. In the middlands (Mercia), Wassailing traditions are slightly different, "Wassailer's" will go door to door wishing health and prosperity to the house and the inhabitants therein with a Wassail song; in return ofcourse for an alcoholic beverage (or two) to be poured into the Wassail bowl (the style in which we beleive this song comes from). We hope you enjoy our rendition of this great song from our rich ancient heritage....Wassail !! note... A few pints of ale were enjoyed prior to the singing of this song, hence the less than polished performance! Thanks for watching!
  • orchard in winter-wassail walking in a winter winterland, big freeze here in southern Hampshire. Preview of our orchard winter party wassail bonfire. Wassailing is an old custom which is being reinvented on a small scale. Basically its a post-Christmas outdoor party, typically in a cider orchard. Essential ingredients are friends, a bonfire, song, and hot spiced cider. Other details are negotiable. a basic recipe for hot spiced cider... to make 4 litres 1 litre apple juice (cider in US speak) 3 litres strong dry cider (hard cider to my American friends) sugar (negotiable) spice (variable. Cimmanom, cloves, allspice, grated nutmeg are all good. star anise and slices of root ginger are possible. don't overdo it, if in doubt stick to cimmamon) 2 medium oranges peel zest and squeeze juice from oranges into the apple juice. simmer with spices for 30 minutes or so. Now add the 'hard' cider to this, taste for sweetness and add sugar or honey of you need to, and bring up to a reasonable temperature and serve. You need a seive and a jug to serve. Serve in mugs, not glasses. many variations of this basic recipe are possible. you can add rum or sherry, but be VERY careful as it is so nice people will drink 3 or 4 mugs and if each one is 2 or 3 units of alcohol, trouble!
  • Broceliande performs "Glouchestershire Wassail" The ancient rite of wassailing trees was well known in parts of England. It generally took place on Twelfth Night. Farmers and their families would feast on hot cakes and cider, then they would go into the orchard. A cider-soaked cake is laid in the fork of a tree and then more cider is splashed on it. The men fire their guns into the tree and bang on pots and pans while the rest of the people bow their heads and sing the special "Wassail Song." This custom is said to ward off bad spirits from the orchard and encourages the good spirits to provide a bountiful crop for the following year. Eventually it grew to be performed by roving waissalers, then as general drinking song specific to the holiday season. Performed at the Mission Roasting Company in Santa Clara, CA in December of 2007. The song is available on Broceliande's "Sir Christemas" album. View other Broceliande songs on the kstoph channel, with ones that I filmed viewable here on CarolJWright. Filmed and edited by Carol Wright
  • Edwardian Wassail Ronald Hutton warbles in his latest video extract from the Edwardian Farm, as the humble apple tree is Wassailed to blooming health in order to guarantee a prosperous future harvest. Soon to be available from K-Tel ;)
  • Wassailing in Herefordshire Wassail, The words comes from the Anglo Saxon 'was hael' meaning good health - literally 'be whole'. Ella Leather in 'The Folk-lore of Herefordshire' (published 1912) refers to the custom of lighting bonfires on Twelfth Night, with associated ceremonies, and called locally 'wassailing'. She quotes the Gentleman's Magazine (1791) describing the event. In Herefordshire, wassailing has long been associated with morris dancers and mummers, & The Leominster Morris uphold this tradition. The Wassail was the first event we revived after the side was re-formed in 1983. That first Herefordshire Wassail of the new era took place in the orchard of Sandy & Eileen Thompson at Tudor House, Yarpole. The Wassail begins by gathering at a given watering hole, where flaming torches are prepared & distributed to the public, & whence the side leads the crowd of followers (usually about 200) to the orchard. Toast is soaked in cider, then placed in the fork of the tree chosen to represent the orchard. Cider is then sprinkled about the roots of the tree. Next, the Herefordshire Lantern is ignited: this is a beribboned thorn-cage stuffed with straw on a pole. It represents the sun reborn, and shows why this ancient ceremony took place at this time of year. At the midwinter, the coldest & darkest part of the year, people encouraged the return of light & warmth, and by so doing they performed an affirmation of their faith that it would be so. Next, the 13th fire is lit and immediately stamped out ...
  • Wassail Salsa Barry Holben arranged and performs a rhythmic Christmas medley entitled, Wassail Salsa on a four-manual Allen organ.
  • Truro Wassail - Mary Humphreys and Anahata From a Suffolk Production of Maypoles to Mistletoe at the Regal Theatre, Stowmarket on December 5, 2010. Maypoles to Mistletoe is a journey through the seasons in traditional music, plays, song and dance.
  • Blur- The Wassailing song (Full version) Released: 16 December 1992 Format: 7" Promo Only 500 made. Given away as a gig freebie at Hibernian Club in Fulham, London. Great song with all 4 boys singing. Pics of Damon Albarn's album art. Group: Wassail, wassail all over the town Our toast it is white and our ale it is brown Our bowl it is made of the white maple tree With the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee Damon: So here is to Cherry and to his right cheek Pray God send our master a good piece of beef And a good piece of beef that may we all see With the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee Group: And here is to Dobbin and to his right eye Pray God send our master a good Christmas pie A good Christmas pie that may we all see With the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee Graham: So here is to Broad Mary and to her broad horn May God send our master a good crop of corn And a good crop of corn that may we all see With the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee Group: And here is to Fillpail and to her left ear Pray God send our master a happy New Year And a happy New Year as e'er he did see With the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee Dave: And here is to Colly and to her long tail Pray God send our master he never may fail A bowl of strong beer! I pray you draw near And our jolly wassail it's then you shall hear Group: Come butler, come fill us a bowl of the best Then we hope that your soul in heaven may rest But if you do draw us a bowl of the small Then down shall go butler, bowl and all Alex: Then here's to ...
  • A Choral Christmas - 13 - "Wassail Song" (ensemble) AUDIO ONLY. This song is not on Count Your Blessings. A Choral Christmas is the original radio broadcast that the Count Your Blessings CD was taken from, and includes banter between songs. A live concert of seasonal songs featuring Jane Siberry, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Holly Cole, Victoria Williams, Rebecca Jenkins, and Tim Ray on Piano.
  • Wassail Wassail Mannheim Steamroller Ancient Carol
  • GOWER WASSAIL Here is a song I learned years ago from Steel Eyed Span and have sung ever since . Merry Christmas . I am playing this in open G tuning DGDGBD at the second fret without a tuner is something like A . All the best , Guy
  • Wassail - Madrigal Dinner 2007 Raise those mugs high Final Rehearsal
  • Here We Come a-wassailing Track 01 from the King's Singers album, A Little Christmas Music
  • DECK THE HALLS / WASSAIL , WASSAIL-Christmas Carol-Villancico DECK THE HALLS AND WASSAIL, WASSAIL with LYRICS here below lyrics: Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la, la la la, la la la. Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la, la la la la. See the blazing Yule before us, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Strike the harp and join the chorus. Fa la la la la, la la la la. Follow me in merry measure, Fa la la la la, la la la la. While I tell of Yuletide treasure, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Sing we joyous, all together, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Heedless of the wind and weather, Fa la la la la, la la la la. lyrics: Wassail Wassail, wassail all over the town! Our bread it is white and our ale it is brown, Our bowl, it is made of the maple tree; oh, here my good fellows i´ll drink unto thee. Yule or Yule-tide is a winter festival that was initially celebrated by the historical Germanic peoples though it was later absorbed into the Christian festival of Christmas. The festival was originally celebrated from late December to early January on a date determined by the lunar Germanic calendar. The festival was placed on December 25 when the Christian Julian calendar was adopted. Terms etymological equivalent to "Yule" are still used in the Nordic Countries for the Christian Christmas, Yule is ...
  • How to Make Fireside Wassail. An Easy and Tasty Christmas Drink Recipe Print this recipe for Fireside Wassail. A wonderful holiday spiced drink brought to you by BoydTV and . This is a non-alcoholic variation of a traditional yule time classic. A perfect hot juice drink for those cold winter nights or family gatherings. Sometimes spelled Wassel. FIRESIDE WASSAIL (aka Hot Weasel) 2 Quarts Apple Cider 2 Cups Pineapple Juice 2 Cups Orange Juice ¾ Cup Lemon Juice ½ Cup Sugar 2 Cinnamon Sticks 12 Whole Cloves Cheesecloth Optional Garnishes: - Cinnamon sticks - Lemon slices - Whole cloves Tie 12 cloves and 2 cinnamon sticks in a cheesecloth bag. Combine spice bag, apple cider, juices, and sugar in a Dutch oven, stirring well; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Discard the spice bag. Pour wassail into serving mugs and serve hot. If desired, garnish each serving with a cinnamon stick and a lemon slice studded with whole cloves. YIELD: About 3 Quarts **
  • Wassail Song - Roger Wagner Chorale The original album recording of the classic Christmas madrigal by the Roger Wagner Chorale NOTE: As you can probably tell by reading the lyrics, this song is actually a drinking song; how it became associated with Christmas I have yet to figure out. Wassail, Wassail, all over the town, Our bread it is white and our ale it is brown; Our bowl it is made of the green maple tree; In the Wassail bowl we'll drink unto thee. Here's a health to the ox and to his right eye, Pray God send our master a good Christmas pie, A good Christmas pie as e'er I did see. In the Wassail bowl we'll drink unto thee. Here's a health to the ox and to his right horn, Pray God send our master a good crop of corn, A good crop of corn as e'er I did see, In the Wassail bowl we'll drink unto thee. Here's a health to the ox and to his long tail, Pray God send our master a good cask of ale, A good cask of ale as e'er I did see, In the Wassail bowl we'll drink unto thee. Come, butler, come fill us a bowl of the best; Then I pray that your soul in heav'n may rest; But if you do bring us a bowl of the small, May the Devil take butler, bowl and all! Then here's to the maid in the lily white smock, Who tripp'd to the door and slipp'd back the lock; Who tripp'd to the door and pull'd back the pin, For to let these jolly Wassailers walk in.