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The everything Christmas book

Author: Michelle Bevilacqua; Brandon Toropov
Publisher: Holbrook, Mass. : B. Adams, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The second revised edition of this book which contains party ideas, stories and poems, customs and traditions, gift ideas and a history of Christmas around the world.

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Genre/Form: Carols
Christmas music
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Bevilacqua; Brandon Toropov
ISBN: 1558504036 9781558504035
OCLC Number: 30815793
Notes: Subtitle on cover: Stories, songs, food, traditions, revelry, and more.
Description: ix, 438 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The History of Christmas. The First Christmas ; The Long Journey Toward Christmas Begins ; December 25, and the Winter Solstice ; The Dawn of Christmas in Europe ; The Big Party ; Christmas's Enemies Emerge ; The English Bans Are Lifted ; The Germans Keep the Flame Alive ; The Victorian Christmas --
Ch. 2. The Whys and Wherefores of Christmas Customs. Why Christmas is Abbreviated as Xmas ; Red and Green ; The Advent Wreath ; Candlemas Day ; Nativity Scenes ; The Christmas Rose ; Feasts ; Christkind ; Cradle Rocking ; The Bird's Christmas Tree ; Bells and Other Joyous Noisemakers ; The Boar's Head ; The Lord of Misrule and the Mummers ; The Boy Bishop ; Boxing Day ; Midnight Mass ; The Legend of La Befana ; The Legend of the Poinsettia ; Stockings ; Santa's Sleigh and Reindeer ; Christmas Animals ; Wassail ; Stars ; The Yule Log ; Candles ; Greenery ; The Christmas Tree ; Ornaments ; Holly ; Ivy ; Mistletoe ; The Kissing Bough ; Christmas Carols ; Christmas Seals ; Christmas Stamps ; The Christmas Bonus, the Christmas Tip, and Other Economic Niceties. Ch. 3. Christmas Prose. The Little Women's Christmas / Louisa May Alcott ; The Little Match Girl / Hans Christian Andersen ; The Gate / Walter Ash ; Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus / Francis P. Church ; A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens ; The Seven Poor Travellers / Charles Dickens ; The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; The Crowded Inn / John McGaw Foster ; The Elves and the Shoemaker / The Brothers Grimm ; The Gift of the Magi / O. Henry ; The Legend of the Christmas Rose / Selma Lagerlof ; The Worst Christmas Story / Christopher Morley ; One Young Laddie's Christmas / Kate Whiting Patch ; Markheim / Robert Louis Stevenson ; A Letter from Santa Claus / Mark Twain ; From The Gospel According to St. Luke ; From the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Ch. 4. Christmas Poetry. The Holly and the Ivy / Traditional ; Merry Christmas, Everyone! / Anonymous ; Mistletoe / Walter De la Mare ; Christmas Trees / Robert Frost ; The Oxen / Thomas Hardy ; Ceremonies for Christmas / Robert Herrick ; Poems for Christmas / Marie Irish ; Christmas, 1863 / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; A Visit from St. Nicholas ('Twas the Night Before Christmas) / Clement C. Moore ; A Christmas Carol / Christina Rossetti ; Bird of Dawning / William Shakespeare ; / Christmas at Sea / Robert Louis Stevenson ; Christmas and New Year Bells / Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Ch. 5. Carols --
Ch. 6. The Life and Times of Santa Claus --
Ch. 7. Deck the Halls --
Ch. 8. The 20th Century American Christmas --
Ch. 9. 'Tis More Blessed to Give than to Receive --
Ch. 10. A Mass-Media Christmas --
Ch. 11. Your Part of Town --
Ch. 12. Holiday Recipes --
Ch. 13. Party Ideas and Games --
Ch. 14. Christmas Around the World --
Ch. 15. Multicultural Celebrations. Hanukkah ; Kwanzaa.
Responsibility: general editors, Michelle Bevilacqua, Brandon Toropov ; contributing editors, Sharon Capen Cook, Susan Robinson, Peter Weiss ; illustrations, Barry Littmann.

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