Book of Christmas
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Book of Christmas

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Published November 1991 by Reader's Digest (first published October 1st 1973)
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Kathleen Dixon
I've had this book for 25 years and bring it out most Christmases along with the others on my Christmas shelf - How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Pukeko In A Ponga Tree:, a couple of Christmas carol books, a couple more compendiums, The Night Before Christmas, "The Kiwi Night Before Christmas", and half a dozen more.

The book contains these segments:
The Birth of Christ - the usual mishmash of the two Gospel birth narratives, but rather nicely illustrated
The History of Christmas, by Rumer Godden...more
Chuck Engelhardt
I love Christmas and stories about Christmastime. Although quite dated, Reader's Digest put together a wonderful collection in this book of familiar classics as well as other stories previously unknown to me. I was curious about where many of the writings came from and fortunately there is a reference section which indicated the lesser known anecdotes were found in magazines such as Atlantic Monthly. The Christmas around the world section is quite likely out of date, but it's depiction of life i...more
Roberta
The copy of I have belonged to my mother. I haven't read every single bit of it, but it's a lovely coffee table book to put out at the holidays.
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