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Christmas from A to Z : history, observances, legends, customs, symbols

Author: Tanya Gulevich
Publisher: Detroit : Omnigraphics, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Covers the folk and religious customs, traditions, legends, and symbols related to Christmas, from antiquity to the present day. Includes more than 150 alphabetically arranged entries, plus bibliography and index"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gulevich, Tanya.
Christmas from A to Z.
Detroit : Omnigraphics, ©2011
(DLC) 2011017404
(OCoLC)712117496
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tanya Gulevich
ISBN: 9781937783143 1937783146 9781937783051 1937783057
OCLC Number: 761369172
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 561 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; A; Adam and Eve Day; Advent; Ales; America, Christmas in Colonial; America, Christmas in Nineteenth-Century; Amish Christmas; Angels; B; Baboushka; La Befana; Bells; Berchta; Bethlehem; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Christmas in; Birth of the Invincible Sun; Black Peter; Bonuses; Boy Bishop; C; Candlemas; Candles; Cert; Charitable Giving; "A Charlie Brown Christmas"; Cherry Trees; Children's Letters; Chrismon Tree; Christkindel; Christmas Cards; A Christmas Carol; Christmas Carols and Other Music; Christmas Club Accounts; Christmas Lads.
Responsibility: by Tanya Gulevich.

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Christmas is the most widely celebrated Christian holiday in the world. With its great cultural prominence, Christmas also is increasingly celebrated by members of other religions. This title  Read more...

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