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4000 Years of Christmas
Earl W. Count
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4000 Years of Christmas

3.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This modern holiday classic carries the reader around the globe and through the millennia. Beginning 2,000 years before Christ, it explains traditions like exchanging gifts for 12 days (it started in Babylon), decking the halls (part of the Roman Saturnalia festival), and believing in Saint Nick. "A wonderful way to express the meaning of Christmas to a child." - New York ...more
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Published February 1st 1998 by Omnigraphics (first published December 1990)
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I found this book to be distasteful and disrespectful. In order to explain why, I am going to draw from a TV show that deals with a similar concept.

In one episode of M*A*S*H, Col. Potter says that he had chosen to get married on Groundhog's day so that he would never forget his anniversary. This is a sort of cute idea, and two special days -- one a holiday and the other a day of personal significance -- would coincide. Potter and his wife would celebrate both things on the same day, and it is po
Dec 14, 2015 Ashley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this read like a very boring essay
Dec 26, 2014 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
This actually was interesting seeing how the stories of so many cultures combined and recombined to become what we know as Christmas today.
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