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Author Forbes, Bruce David
Title Christmas [ebook] : a Candid History
Publisher Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007
Descript 1 online resource (194 pages)
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Contents Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; One: First There Was Winter; Two: Christmas Comes Late; Three: Christmas Is Like a Snowball; Four: From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus; Five: And Then There Was Money; Six: Wrestling with Christmas; Notes; Annotated Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Presents an entertaining perspective on how the annual Yuletide celebration got to be what it is today. This book tells the story of Christmas - from its pre-Christian roots, through the birth of Jesus, to the holiday's spread across Europe into the Americas and beyond, and to its mind-boggling transformation through modern consumerism
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-170) and index
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Subject Christmas -- History
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Electronic books -- History
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780520933729
ISBN/ISSN 9786612359217

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