There was a time when children did not expect to find computer games and robotic hamsters on Christmas morning - they were instead grateful for a simple wooden toy and a satsuma in their stocking.
The Geffrye Museum in east London is celebrating the best of Christmas past, by transforming its room sets of English period living rooms for the festive season. Take a tour with the museum's deputy director Christine Lalumia.
This slideshow has no captions. Music by Andy Williams and courtesy KPM Music. Audio excerpt from the Queen's Christmas Broadcast 1957 courtesy HM The Queen.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 14 December 2009.
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