O Christmas tree!

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Avon Books, 1992 - Crafts & Hobbies - 98 pages
Gather the family around your tree and rejoice in a tradition rich in social, religious and cultural history -- one that dates back to several centuries before Christ. This uniquely warm and entertaining collection of Christmas lore will give new meaning to your holiday and to the beautifully decorated tree that stands at its center. The book describes: the first Christmas tree; charming customs; unusual rituals; fascinating tree tales; milestones in modern Christmas tree history; spectacular ceremonies; and trees around the world. Illustrated with black-&-white photographs, including the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the White House Christmas Tree.

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Jack Maguire was born in Denison, Texas and attended both the University of Texas a Denton and the University of Texas at Austin, where he received the Society of Professional Journalists Award as the "Outstanding Graduate in Journalism" for his writing in the Daily Texan. Maguire was the Executive Director of the University of Texas Institute of Texas Culture from 1976-1986. He has written two textbooks on Texan history and developed a Texas Trivia Game that is used in the classroom. Maguire has written over 1600 columns, more than 500 articles, and nine books. His column, Talk of Texas, is the longest running in the history of Texas.

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