Hello! I am making inquiries about Christmas annuals. I found them in the following description: "Oh, it was such a beautiful room! There was a large bright sparkling fire, and a large bay window opposite, with a most lovely view out of it,(...) and Christmas annuals, and doll's books, and scent bottles, and all manner of pretty things" ("Memoirs of a London Doll" by Horne, 1846). What were Christmas annuals? Were they a sort of magazine? Thank you in advance.