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Encyclopedia Of Christmas: Nearly 200 Alphabetically Arranged Entries Covering All Aspects Of Christmas, Including Folk Customs, Religious Observances, History, Legends, Symbols, And Related Days From Europe, America, And Around The World

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"Like sparkling lights and colorful ornaments on a holiday tree, Encyclopedia of Christmas offers myriad facts all in one place. The subtitle says it all: 'Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries covering all aspects of Christmas, including folk customs, religious observances, history, legends, symbols, and related days from Europe, America, and around the world.' The E ...more
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Published December 1st 1998 by Omnigraphics
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Anna
Dec 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a great reference book that I picked up at the library to learn about Christmas in other countries and cultures. I wish there were more pictures in it for children, but it is very helpful for adults to find great information, and we have done a large variety of countries.
Jackson Matthews
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is always fun to see what a rich tradition there is in the world.
Jennifer
Jan 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
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I picked up this book on a whim (I am at our public library with the kids at least once a week), but I found myself flipping through it constantly throughout this Advent. The author lists--alphabetically, which is darn convenient-all the Christmas traditions, customs, symbols, folklore etc and explains their origins. It has been helpful for me as I try to decide which Christmas traditions to go in for and which to leave behind.

At any rate, I found myself constantly fascinated by this little refe
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Mckinley
Growing up near Philadelphia, I never knew what the Mummer's Parade was about. Thanks to this book, I now know that mumming was an old tradition "in which bands of masked and costumed merrymakers roam the streets signing, dancing, action out stories or simply engaging in horseplay" during the Christmas season. And in 1901 the old foggies of Philly, realizing they couldn't contain the populace, gave way and sanctioned the first parade. ...more
Spencer
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great Christmas reference book. Its 200 reference cover a wide variety of topics, including Biblical references to Christmas, commercialism, and Christmas in different countries. A great book to keep on hand to learn about Christmas.
Tchipakkan
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What fun it must have been to research and write!This is the best collection of Christmas information I've found so far. I took it from the library and had to go buy a copy! It covers everything from the sources of old customs to modern movies. ...more
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