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The Christmas Encyclopedia

Author : William D. Crump
ISBN : 0786422939
Genre : Reference
File Size : 77.22 MB
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"The second edition of this comprehensive reference work adds 120 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas-related topics to more than 480. Subjects include carols and songs, Christmas episodes of TV series, literary figures, and popular symbol
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The Christmas Encyclopedia 3d Ed

Author : William D. Crump
ISBN : 9781476605739
Genre : Religion
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This considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia (2001) adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas symbols; Christmas plants, place names, and stamps; and celebrations in countries around the world, including the origins of some of the most cherished traditions in the United States. Unique to this work is its emphasis on Christmas as depicted in the popular media, with entries covering literary works such as Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Silver Bells, classic television series such as Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, motion pictures such as Arthur Christmas and Santa Clause 3, and television specials expressing holiday themes.
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The Christmas Encyclopedia 3d Ed

Author : William D. Crump
ISBN : 9780786468270
Genre : Religion
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"Reviews of previous editions: "valuable...a wealth of information...many interesting historical illustrations...would be an asset to any collection"--Booklist/RBB; "a charming book to browse...should offer up a great deal of enjoyment to those who use it"--ARBA; "a true encyclopedia of Christmas...recommended"--Catholic Library World"--
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The Christmas Encyclopedia

Author : William D. Crump
ISBN : 0786410345
Genre : Reference
File Size : 31.76 MB
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Contains information about the Christmas holiday, from its inception in the fourth century to today, with entries discussing such topics as Santa Claus, the yule log, holly, Christmas trees, music, and holiday customs.
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The World Encyclopedia Of Christmas

Author : Gerry Bowler
ISBN : 9781551996073
Genre : Religion
File Size : 88.71 MB
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At last, a truly comprehensive look at Christmas and all of its customs with its long history around the world. The World Encyclopedia of Christmas contains articles on the history of Christmas baking, drinking, and merrymaking, and Christmas dramas, music, literature, art, and films. It includes entries on the evolution of the Christmas tree and the Christmas card, gift-giving, and decoration of church and home. There are profiles of the many gift-bringers, from Santa Claus to Babouschka, and miraculous tales of the numerous saints associated with the season. And there are histories of seasonal celebrations and folk customs around the world, from the United States to Japan, from Egypt to Iceland. Who, for example, knew the links between the Punch and Judy show and Christmas? That the medieval Paradise tree hung with tempting apples was the forerunner of the Christmas tree? About the Peerie Guizers, who terrorized the Shetland Islands, going door-to-door for Christmas charity? Or what Freudians make of our interest in Christmas stockings and Santa’s entrance through the chimney? There are detailed accounts of Wren Boys and Star Boys, mumming and wassailing, the Feast of Fools and the origins of eggnog. And of course stories of the Nativity and legends of the Magi. With beautifully illustrated accounts ranging from the pagan roots of Yuletide, through the birth of Christ, and the long and fascinating history of the festival ever since, The World Encyclopedia of Christmas, is a rich and continually surprising array of religious and secular history, trivia, literature, and art. This wonderful book deserves to find a home with every family that celebrates Christmas. From the Hardcover edition.
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Christmas Encyclopedia Fingerstyle Guitar Edition

Author : STEVEN Z. ECKELS
ISBN : 9781609744687
Genre : Music
File Size : 67.38 MB
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The arrangements in this book have been designed for use by the beginner and professional alike. the arrangements consist primarily of the melody, bass and chord symbols so that the professional will be able to easily sight read and embellish them during holiday performances. the beginner will find them straightforward and will be able to learn them quickly. to add variety, many of the songs are presented in two keys or two versions and the pages are laid out to avoid awkward page turns during performance. the contents include all of the well known Christmas favorites plus some lesser known gems In addition to Christmas carols, many of the greatest melodies associated with Christmas have been included. Some of these are: Selections from the Nutcracker; Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Ave Maria; the Pastorale from the Christmas Concerto by Corelli; Pachelbel's Canon and others As a bonus, the book includes ten popular Chanukah songs for Jewish celebrations.
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Encyclopedia Of New Year S Holidays Worldwide

Author : William D. Crump
ISBN : 9781476607481
Genre : Social Science
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Among the world’s myriad cultures and their associated calendars, the idea of a “New Year” is relative and hardly specifies a universal celebration or even a universal point in time. Ways of celebrating the New Year range from the observances of religious rituals and superstitions to social gatherings featuring particular foods, music, dancing, noisemaking, fireworks and drinking. This first encyclopedia devoted exclusively to the New Year includes 320 entries that give a global perspective on the New Year, beyond its traditional Western associations with Christmas. National or regional entries detail the principal traditions and customs of 130 countries, while 27 entries discuss major calendar systems in current use or of significant historical interest. The remaining entries cover a wide variety of subjects including literary works, movies, and television specials; the customs of specific ethnic groups; universal customs such as toasting and drinking; football bowl games and parades; and the New Year celebrations at the White House and the Vatican.
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The Encyclopedia Of Christian Literature

Author : George Thomas Kurian
ISBN : 0810872838
Genre : Religion
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Covering 2,000 years, this two-volume set is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this encyclopedia includes more than 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works.
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The World Encyclopedia Of Christmas

Author : G. Q. Bowler
ISBN : UCSC:32106018679628
Genre : Reference
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"[A] truly comprehensive look at Christmas and all of its customs around the world."--Cover.
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Encyclopedia Of Christmas And New Year S Celebrations

Author : Tanya Gulevich
ISBN : UCSC:32106017273225
Genre : Reference
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Entires are arranged alphabetically discussing the history, traditions, symbols, and observances of Christmas and the surrounding holidays and celebrations.
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