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The world encyclopedia of Christmas

Author: Gerald Bowler
Publisher: Toronto : M&S, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive resource on Christmas and all of its customs includes articles on the history of Christmas baking, drinking, and merrymaking; Christmas dramas, music, literature, art, and films; and the evolution of the Christmas tree, the Christmas card, gift-giving, and decoration of church and home. Also features profiles of the many gift-bringers, from Santa Claus to Babouschka, and miraculous tales of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Bowler
ISBN: 0771015313 : 9780771015311
OCLC Number: 44154451
Description: 257 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
Responsibility: Gerry Bowler.

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A comprehensive resource on Christmas and all of its customs includes articles on the history of Christmas baking, drinking, and merrymaking; Christmas dramas, music, literature, art, and films; and the evolution of the Christmas tree, the Christmas card, gift-giving, and decoration of church and home. Also features profiles of the many gift-bringers, from Santa Claus to Babouschka, and miraculous tales of the numerous saints associated with the season, along with histories of seasonal celebrations and folk customs around the world.

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