Probably the most iconic Holiday tradition to come from the Victorian era is the Christmas Card. Many of these cards and post cards can be found in antique stores today. The art and decorations on these cards are wonderful.
But the Victorian cards were not just holly, firs, and flowers. A curious tradition of the Victorians were the 'Creepy' genre of their Christmas cards. In typical British style, the Victorians adored the bizarre and macabre. While typical Christmas Cards were full of religious lines wishing glad tidings and full of joy - not so much for many Victorians. There was the card from the 1880's that featured a dead Robin with the words 'May yours be a joyful Christmas'. The weird and wacky included Santa Claus kidnapping children, a devil horned snowman, and dead rats.
These examples are not unique, this was popular at the time.