Encyclopedia of Christmas

Encyclopedia of Christmas

Nearly 200 Alphabetically Arranged Entries Covering All Aspects of Christmas, Including Folk Customs, Religious Observances, History, Legends, Symbols, and Related Days From Europe, America, and Around the World

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"Like sparkling lights and colorful ornaments on a holiday tree, Encyclopedia of Christmas offers myriad facts all in one place. The subtitle says it all: 'Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries covering all aspects of Christmas, including folk customs, religious observances, history, legends, symbols, and related days from Europe, America, and around the world.' The Encyclopedia's strong point is its international coverage reflected in the 20 or so entries devoted to Christmas in specific countries or regions all over the world, and the multicultural flavor of its articles. Web sites are offered for countries, Christmas trees, customs, and Christmas movies. Fact- and fun-filled, this is a resource for everyone."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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Jaded Scrooges will rediscover the magic of Christmas with this encyclopedia of history and traditions around the world. Sweden's Yule goat, Christmas ghosts, Puritans campaigning against Christmas, and drunken mummers demanding food from house to house populate this entertaining reference. Entries range in length from 100-200 words to longer essays of 2,000 words or more. All entries include a list of further reading, and many list web sites. Especially interesting are essays on ancient pre-Christian celebrations which bequeathed some of their customs to Christmas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

"Like sparkling lights and colorful ornaments on a holiday tree, Encyclopedia of Christmas offers myriad facts all in one place. The subtitle says it all: 'Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries covering all aspects of Christmas, including folk customs, religious observances, history, legends, symbols, and related days from Europe, America, and around the world.' The Encyclopedia's strong point is its international coverage reflected in the 20 or so entries devoted to Christmas in specific countries or regions all over the world, and the multicultural flavor of its articles. Web sites are offered for countries, Christmas trees, customs, and Christmas movies. Fact- and fun-filled, this is a resource for everyone."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.Entries range from Advent to mincemeat pies to Yule logs
Entries range from Advent to mincemeat pies to Yule logs

Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Omnigraphics, c1999
ISBN: 9780780803879
0780803876
Branch Call Number: R 394.2663 ENC
Characteristics: xvii, 729 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gulevich, Tanya

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Dec 18, 2013

The more tolerant and inclusive choice of this Christianity-related education, and have so many copies available for people to benefit from, is praiseworthy! For including this and the other Christmas encyclopedias in the KCLS collection, I want to praise the person/s that were involved! Thank you very much! And Merry Christmas!!

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