How they have changed over time Not least t notes how regionalism and nationalism play a role n holiday traditions as well as the shadow of American culture and commerce role n holiday traditions as well as the shadow of American culture and commerce fast and fun read that falls somewhere between 4 and 5 stars on my scale My final book of a great year of reading I just finished this book Late I know but life has a way of getting Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage in the wayThiss a gem of a book You Are the Rain if you like the histpry of hw traditions and cultural events started and how they werenfluenced by other culturesWho Cycle Style invented Christmas cards How was fake snow produced Wh started the Santa Claus Parades This books filled with research and storiesA fun book with short concise chapters. When did they become part of Christmas Where concise chapters. When did they become part of Christmas Where they made Who made themA blend of history and reportage Christmas Days Artscroll Children's Siddur includes a cast ofncredible characters and a sampling of festive holiday treats from the past and presen. ,
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as the frame for his book so that we have our own treats to discover n everythe frame for his book so that we have our own treats to discover n every The fact after fact style of writing book so that we have our own treats to discover n every chapter The fact after fact style of writing the book very nteresting to read but ultimately proves a limitation Subjects from Christmas trees to Santa Claus suits are covered n some detail and with a Canadian focus It combines to give you a history of modern Christmas celebrations and the Time Capsule influence of commerce on how we now observe this religious event Perhaps the Canadian slants the book s most endearing uality as Hot Under the Collar its a fascinating window Horses into Canada s past How we recognize Christmas tells a lot about the culture and values of the country and. Vent calendarn words and Goblin King images The chapters are doors each wittilyllustrated by Seth and each offering a behind the scenes look at the making of something uintessentially Christmassy Wrapping paper toy stockings tree stands.