CRRL Picks: Nonfiction for the Holidays

Christmas Around the World
Christmas Around the World Book - 2004 394.2663 Ch Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the customs of Christmas around the world through a collection of black-and-white and full-color photographs captured by Life magazine through the years and includes war-time observances as well as those depicted in many Hollywood films.

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 Book - 2000 394.2663 En Available in some locations

Annotation:Well researched and appealingly illustrated with black-and-white sketches, the text outlines holiday customs in easy-to-read language.

A Kwanzaa Keepsake
A Kwanzaa Keepsake Celebrating the Holiday With New Traditions and Feasts By Harris, Jessica B. Book - 1995 394.26 Ha Available in some locations
Noche Buena
Noche Buena Hispanic American Christmas Stories Book - 2000 810.8 No Available in some locations

Annotation:Stories, songs, and poems thatreflect the retention of folk traditions, adaptation of European tradition (gifts from wise men on camels rather than from a bearded Santa Claus), and struggle to adapt to or resist the materialism and secularism of contemporary American culture.

The Penny Whistle Christmas Party Book
The Penny Whistle Christmas Party Book Including Hanukkah, New Year's & Twelfth Night Family Parties By Brokaw, Meredith Book - 1991 394.268 Br Available in some locations
The Physics of Christmas
The Physics of Christmas From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey By Highfield, Roger Book - 1998 394.2663 Hi Available in some locations
The Return of the Light
The Return of the Light Twelve Tales From Around the World for the Winter Solstice By Edwards, Carolyn McVickar Book - 2000 398.09 Ed Available in some locations
Sweet Christmas
Sweet Christmas Homemade Peppermints, Sugar Cake, Chocolate-almond Toffee, Eggnog Fudge, and Other Sweet Treats and Decorations By Bowers, Sharon Book - 2012 641.5686 Bo Available in some locations
The True Saint Nicholas
The True Saint Nicholas [why He Matters to Christmas] By Bennett, William J. Audiobook CD - 2009 9.20 Nicho Available in some locations
The Winter Solstice
The Winter Solstice The Sacred Traditions of Christmas By Matthews, John Book - 1998 394.261 Ma Available in some locations
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Some books about various celebrations and traditions, (Hanukkah, New Year's, Twelfth Night, Christmas, Winter Solstice...), some collections of interesting tales, and The Physics of Christmas (!).

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