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What the Dickens? A Christmas Carol Teatime 

Are you ready to join us for some holiday fun?

My friends Dachelle McVey, Alisha Gratehouse, Olivia Gratehouse, and I are bringing you a special one-day/one-hour event called: What the Dickens? A Christmas Carol Teatime!

See all details and sign up (it’s free!) below.

A Christmas Carol Teatime

What is What the Dickens? A Christmas Carol Teatime?

Get ready for What the Dickens? A Christmas Carol Teatime with Alisha and Olivia Gratehouse from Masterpiece Society, Dachelle McVey from Literary Adventures for Kids, and me, Gena Mayo from Music in Our Homeschool!

Mark your calendars for November 27, 2023, and join us as we transport ourselves to Victorian England in preparation for a holiday season filled with learning and excitement. We’ll be diving into Charles Dicken’s classic book, A Christmas Carol, with art, music, literature, costumes, and more!

The best part?

You can join in from the comfort of your own home! We’ll be streaming A Christmas Carol Teatime live to your device, so pick your favorite spot and get ready to embark on this adventure with us!

How to Join?

We’ll be streaming “What the Dickens?: A Christmas Carol Teatime with Dachelle, Gena, Alisha and Olivia” from a private Zoom room, so you will need to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a private link with a password to enter.

Click here to register (it’s free).

What’s the schedule?

November 27: 10:30am – 11:30am Central Time
10:30-10:40 Teatime with Mr. Dickens with Dachelle
10:40-11:00 Christmas Caroling in the Victorian Era with Gena “Here We Come A-Wassailing!”
11:00-11:20 Simple Ways to Honor Christmas in Your Heart, plus create a Victorian Christmas card with Alisha & Olivia
11:20-11:30 Teatime with Ghost of Christmas Present with Dachelle

Who is it for?

Mainly for upper elementary through high school, but the whole family will enjoy A Christmas Carol Teatime.

What will we do during teatime?

  • Dressing in costume, of course!
  • Listen to music and talk about caroling during the Victorian Era when Charles Dickens lived
  • Share some simple Victorian ideas for Christmas
  • Introduce the art pieces & create a Victorian Christmas card
  • Have Christmas teatime and learn about the language of Charles Dickens

What’s the cost?

It’s free!

How to sign up?

Click the button below! You’ll be taken to a signup page. After signing up, check your email for the Zoom link to the party!

Join What The Dickens? A Christmas Carol Teatime


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A Christmas Carol Teatime

Want to extend the A Christmas Carol Teatime for the whole holiday season?

After your one-hour A Christmas Carol Teatime, you’ll want to continue the fun! Here are a few options for you from Music in Our Homeschool, Literary Adventures for Kids, Masterpiece Society, and Awaken to Delight!
Spice Up Your Christmas School with the Christmas Musicals Mini-Course

Enroll in Christmas Musicals Mini-Course

This fun and easy-to-implement online course called the Christmas Musicals Mini-Course includes everything you need to easily implement “Christmas School” this December!

The mini-course will sell regularly for $17 but you can save 30% off if purchased by Nov. 30, 2023! Use coupon code CHRISTMASSCHOOL

When you purchase the Christmas Musicals Mini-Course, you will have instant access to all the tools you need for three weeks of super fun music appreciation lessons related to the Christmas season. Gena’s proven process provides no prep, click-and-go lessons for how to homeschool music during December so you’ll never wonder what your next step should be.

The three musicals you’ll study are:

  • A Christmas Carol: the Musical (by Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens)
  • Elf: the Musical (by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin)
  • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Spice Up Your Christmas School with the Christmas Musicals Mini-Course

Enroll in Christmas Lit Camp

Are you looking for ways to keep your kids engaged during the holidays? We’ve got a solution for you!

Christmas Lit Camp has all the ingredients of a charming holiday camp PLUS books! Your kids will meet new friends and have fun based on a classic Christmas ghost story. It’s the perfect combination of learning and fun for your kids.

Join us on a Christmas tale of adventure as we journey through Charles Dicken’s beloved classic, A Christmas Carol – the perfect Christmas read for kids of all ages!

A Christmas Carol High Live Book Club

A Christmas Carol Middle Live Book Club

Mr. Willowby-s Christmas Tree Online Nature Book Club Live Book Club

Enroll in A Very Merry Christmas Carol art course

In this brand new art course called A Very Merry Christmas Carol, Olivia creates pieces based on the story of Ebenezer Scrooge who receives a visit by three ghostly guests on Christmas Eve night. After these visits, Scrooge has a change of heart, and mends his miserly ways, vowing to always honor Christmas in his heart by giving of himself to others.

A Very Merry Christmas Carol

We will create five pieces inspired by A Christmas Carol in a colorful, Victorian style:

  • Ebenezer Scrooge
  • the Ghost of Christmas Past
  • the Ghost of Christmas Present
  • the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come
  • a Christmas Wreath

On sale for $20 off – no coupon necessary!


Enroll in the Christmastide Morning Time Session

Also, grab a copy of Awaken to Delight’s Christmastide Morning Time Session

It’s on sale for $20 off – no coupon necessary!

Christmastide Morning Time Plans from Awaken to Delight

Celebrate Advent through Epiphany (+ some Victorian Christmas traditions) with these done-for-you Charlotte Mason-inspired morning time plans! From elementary through high school, we’ve got you covered with this gorgeous 4-week study.

Everything is already curated, gathered, and scheduled out for you. All you have to do is print out the pages you want to use, gather your family around and enjoy!

The following are included in your 6-week morning time session:

  • 6-week Calendar with each subject scheduled on it
  • Prayer and scripture memorization
  • Copywork selections from Elizabeth’s Song, The Magnifcat, Luke 2:6-20. by in primary, elementary, cursive, and a notebook sheet for high school students (and moms)
  • Memory Work: Prayer, scripture memory, and poetry memorization
  • Living Books recommended reading list
  • Artist & Picture Study: Edward Burne-Jones with three printable art pieces
  • Composer Study: George Frideric Handel with Messiah (+ listening link)
  • Author Study: Charles Dickens
  • Four Christmas poetry selections
  • Hymn Study: Angels We Have Heard on High, with sheet music and listening links
  • Folk Song Study: Here We Come A-Wassailing, with sheet music and listening links
  • 6 Christmas Recipes: Christmas Pudding, St. Nicholas Honey Cakes, St. Lucia Saffron Buns, Sugarplums, Wassail, and Twelfth Night Cake
  • 4 Stories for Teatime Reading: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Little Women, Chapter II: A Merry Christmas by Louisa May Alcott, The Tailor of Gloucester, by Beatrix Potter, The Noel Candle, by Clement C. Moore
  • Handicraft: Advent Wreath
  • Art Lesson: Abstract Star of Bethlehem in acrylics
  • Nature study: Christmas Flora and Fauna
  • 2 Virtual Field Trips: A Christmas Carol play & The Nutcracker ballet
  • And much more!

Christmas pudding


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