Holly, Reindeer, and Colored Lights: The Story of the Christmas Symbols
Traces the origins of our favorite holiday customs and symbols, many of which antedate the first Christmas.
Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine’s Day. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them?
In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these books are both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, they are now available again in hardcover as well as paperback editions, featuring new, eye-catching jacket designs, and fun holiday activities inside the paperback covers. Each book includes an annotated list of holiday stories and poems and an index.
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I enjoyed how the sense of what Christmas means to many people and over many centuries did not become a negative explanation, or simply degenerate into a present only experience. Ultimately Christmas is about hope, gratitude, love, sharing. How the individual responds to that is an individual decision. The historical background can be described as making Christmas for the people of the world a shared experience.
Review: Holly, Reindeer, and Colored Lights: The Story of the Christmas SymbolsUser Review - Michele - Goodreads
It was not a super in depth book, it was from the Children's section, but it gave enough information so that I know where a lot of symbols came from and I know where to look if I want more information. Great overview and worth the quick read. Read full review
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The Yule Log
Santa Claus and His Ancestors
The Angels Message
Christmas Stories and Poems
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Holly, Reindeer, and Colored Lights: The Story of the Christmas Symbols by Edna Barth. Explains the long-ago origins of many Christmas holiday traditions. ...
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Holly, Reindeer and Colored Lights: The Story of the Christmas Symbols 1970 Barth, Edna New York: Seabury Press, 1970 MF 1432 printed inside cover 1 p. ...
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Holly, reindeer, and colored lights : the story of the Christmas symbols / by Edna Barth ; illustrated by Ursula Arndt. BOOK, 2000 ...
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