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Christmas Traditions By George Goodwin

Christmas Traditions
by George Goodwin

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A stocking-filler-sized compilation of Christmas lore, revealing the intriguing origins of the traditional festivities. Forty short pieces on individual traditions are each accompanied by charming vintage illustrations from the British Library's collection of Christmas books, cards and ephemera.
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Christmas Traditions: A Celebration of Christmas Lore by George Goodwin

A stocking-filler-sized compilation of Christmas lore, revealing the intriguing origins of the traditional festivities. Forty short pieces on individual traditions are each accompanied by charming vintage illustrations from the British Library's collection of Christmas books, cards and ephemera. Origins of the Feast at Christmas The decision to celebrate Christ's birthday on 25 December; the Yuletide festival of Anglo-Saxon England; Saturnalia; evergreens taken inside in midwinter; the original Captain Christmas `Hark the Herald Angels Sing' - Christmas in and out of Church Holly symbolizing Christ's crown of thorns; the role of Midnight Mass; European celebrations of Epiphany and the importance of the Three Kings Christmas down the Ages Mistletoe and kissing; the Puritan ban on Christmas; the Twelve Days of Christmas; Dickens's recipe for Twelfth Night cake The Transatlantic `Victorian' Christmas Nineteenth-century romanticisation of Christmas and invented traditions; goose clubs; advent calendars; Christmas cards and gift-giving Modern Traditions Individual, sometimes outlandish traditions from around the world

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About George Goodwin


George Goodwin is a historian whose previous books include Benjamin Franklin in London, the British Life of America's Founding Father; Fatal Colours, Towton 1461; and Fatal Rivalry, Flodden 1513.

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GOR010235566
Christmas Traditions: A Celebration of Christmas Lore by George Goodwin
George Goodwin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
British Library Publishing
2019-09-16
0712352945
9780712352949
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