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The history of Christmas : 2000 years of faith, fable, and festivity / Heather LeFebvre ; illustrations by Laura C. Winslow.

LeFebvre, Heather, (author.). Winslow, Laura C., (illustrator.).

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Somers Public Library 394.2663 LEF (Text to phone) 34042149348114 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/03/2021
 2000 Years of Faith, Fable, and Festivity: Donated by the Friends of the Somers Public Library to honor Josh Chlebowski for bringing Santa to the children of Somers during the pandemic year 2020.

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Introducing Christmas -- Christ's birth. An ordinary day in Bethlehem -- Early Church. A date for Christ's nativity ; Boniface spreads Christianity -- Christmas gets a name ; St. Francis and the live nativity -- Reformers and Puritans. Luther's Protestant Christmas ; Christmas canceled ; Christmas and America -- Victorians to modern day. Christmas reinvented ; From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus ; Christmas commercialized ; Christmas today -- What's next to Christmas? -- Timeline.
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The History of Christmas will take you on a journey from Christ's birth in Bethlehem, through Roman times and the Middle Ages, into the Reformation and then the Victorian era. You will finally touch down in our modern-day Christmas with all the things that make us think of this wonderful season - decorations, presents, delicious food. But as you take this amazing journey, you will discover the surprising twists and turns that Christmas has taken over the years. Come alongside the men and women from the past as they try to figure out how Christmas should, or should not, be celebrated. Let the story of Jesus remind you of the real reason we celebrate at this time of year - that the Son of God was born as a baby and then lived and died to save sinners. Marvel at the beauty of history and the way that God works in our everyday lives year after year. As you think about Christmas may you be drawn closer to Christ and inspired to show His love to those around you. Extra Features: Scripture Readings; Discussion Questions; Recipes and Activities.
Subject: Christmas > History > Juvenile literature.

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