CRRL Picks: Nonfiction for the Holidays
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.
Annotation:Well researched and appealingly illustrated with black-and-white sketches, the text outlines holiday customs in easy-to-read language.
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.
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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 (!).