4000 Years of Christmas: A Gift from the Ages

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Ulysses Press, 1997 - Religion - 108 pages
A detailed look at the origins of Christmas celebrations ranges from before Jesus's birth and includes Rome's pagan Saturnalia customs, the Druids burning of Yule logs and their use of mistletoe to appease the gods, Saint Nicholas, and many other myths and traditions that will fascinate and delight readers. IP.

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User Review  - dpevers - LibraryThing

A bit of this was new to me, having read may other books on the "history" of Christmas. No major disagreements with most of the other books. A very light read, taking me only a couple of hours. Read full review

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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

A slim little volume which discusses briefly (and somewhat selectively) the history of Christmas traditions including Santa Claus/Saint Nicholas/Father Christmas, gift-giving, Christmas trees, and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
The Rising Sun Goes West
24
A Mother and Child in Quest of a Birthday
39
Copyright

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