Old Christmas by Washington Irving: Christmas Dinner. Caption: 'Never did Christmas board display a more goodly and gracious assemblage of countenances' (p. 123). Illustrations designed by Randolph Caldecott and engraved by J.D Cooper. Published 1882 by MacMillan & Co, London. WI: American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century, 3 April 1783 – 28 November 1859.