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Encyclopedia of Christmas and New Year's celebrations

over 240 alphabetically arranged entries covering Christmas, New Year's, and related days of observance, including folk and religious customs, history, legends, and symbols from around the world; supplemented by a bibliography and lists of Christmas Web sites and associations ...

Published by Omnigraphics in Detroit, Mich .
Written in English.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Rev. ed. of: Encyclopedia of Christmas. 2000.

CONTENTS:

Adam and Eve Day -- Advent -- Advent calendar -- Advent candle -- Advent wreath -- America, Christmas in colonial -- America, Christmas in nineteenth-century -- Amish Christmas -- Angels -- Annunciation -- Armenia, Christmas in -- “Auld lang syne” -- Australia, Christmas in --

Baboushka -- Baby -- Barring out the schoolmaster -- Befana -- Bells -- Berchta -- Bethlehem -- Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Christmas in -- Birth of the invincible sun -- Black Peter -- Boar’s head -- Boxing Day -- Boy Bishop -- Brazil, Christmas in -- Bulgaria, Christmas in --

Candlemas -- Ceremony of lessons and carols -- Cert -- “A Charlie Brown Christmas” -- Cherry tree -- Children’s letters -- Chrismon tree -- Christingle -- Christkindel -- Christmas ale -- Christmas bonus -- Christmas cakes -- Christmas candles -- Christmas card -- A Christmas Carol -- Christmas carol -- Christmas club -- Christmas crackers -- Christmas lads -- Christmas markets -- Christmas rose -- Christmas Seals -- Christmas season -- Christmas sheaf -- Christmas symbols -- Christmas tree -- Christmas village -- Commercialism --

December 25 -- Denmark, Christmas in -- Depression -- Devil’s knell --

Ecuador, Christmas in -- Eggnog -- Egypt, Christmas in -- Elves -- Emancipation Day -- England, Christmas in -- Epiphany -- Estonia, Christmas in -- Ethiopia, Christmas in -- Europe, Christmas in Medieval --

Farolitos -- Father Christmas -- Father Time -- Feast of Fools -- Feast of the ass -- Feast of the Circumcision -- Firstfooting -- Firstnight -- Flight into Egypt -- Football bowl games -- France, Christmas in -- Frankincense -- Frau Gaude --

Gabriel -- Games -- Gaudete Sunday -- Germany, Christmas in -- Ghana, Christmas in -- Ghosts -- Gifts -- Gingerbread -- Glastonbury thorn -- Gold -- Gospel accounts of Christmas -- Gospel according to Luke -- Gospel according to Matthew -- Grandfather Frost -- Greece, Christmas in -- Greenery -- Guatemala, Christmas in --

Hanukkah -- Herod, King -- Hogmanay -- Holly -- Holy Innocents' Day -- How the Grinch stole Christmas --
Iceland, Christmas in -- India, Christmas in -- Iran, Christmas in -- Iraq, Christmas in -- Ireland, Christmas in -- Italy, Christmas in -- It’s a wonderful life -- Ivy --

Jesse tree -- Jesus -- Jesus, year of birth -- Jonkonnu -- Julklapp -- Jultomten --

Kalends -- Kallikantzari -- King of the bean -- Kissing bough -- Knecht Ruprecht -- Knocking nights -- Kwanzaa --

Lamb's wool -- Latvia, Christmas in -- Laurel -- Lebanon, Christmas in -- Lithuania, Christmas in -- Lord of misrule – Lovefeast -- Luminarias --

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade -- Madagascar, Christmas in -- Magi -- Marshall Islands, Christmas in the republic of -- Martinmas -- Mary, Blessed Virgin -- Masque -- Merry -- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year -- Messiah -- Mexico, Christmas in -- Midnight Mass -- Mincemeat pie -- Misa de Gallo -- Mistletoe -- Mummer’s parade -- Mumming -- Myrrh --

National Christmas tree -- Nation’s Christmas tree -- Nativity legends -- Nativity play -- Nativity scene -- New Year's Day -- New York City, Christmas in -- Nigeria, Christmas in -- Norway, Christmas in -- Noel -- North pole -- The Nutcracker --

Old Christmas Day -- Ornaments --

Pantomime -- Paradise tree -- Pastores, Los -- Peace of Christmas -- Philippines, Christmas in -- Plough Monday -- Plum pudding -- Plygain -- Poinsettia -- Poland, Christmas in -- Posadas, Las -- Puritans -- Putz -- Pyramid --
Reindeer -- Resolutions -- Reveillon -- Robin -- Rosemary -- Russia, Christmas in --

St. Barbara's Day -- St. Distaff's Day -- St. John's Day -- St. Knut's Day -- St. Lucy's Day -- St. Nicholas -- St. Nicholas's Day -- St. Stephen's Day -- St. Sylvester's Day -- St. Thomas's Day -- Salvation Army kettles -- Santa Claus -- Saturnalia -- Shepherds -- Shoes -- Shooting in Christmas -- Snow Maiden -- South Africa, Christmas in -- Spain, Christmas in -- Star boys -- Star of Bethlehem -- Stir-Up Sunday -- Stockings -- Store window displays -- Sudan, Christmas in -- Sugarplums -- Syria, Christmas in --

Times Square, Christmas in -- Timkat -- Twelfth Night -- Twelve Days of Christmas --

Up Helly Aa -- Urban Legends --

Victorian England, Christmas in -- Virginia O’Hanlon --

Waits -- Wales, Christmas in -- Wassail -- Wassailing the Fruit Trees -- Watch night --Weihnachtsmann -- Wenceslas, King -- “White Christmas” -- White House, Christmas in the -- Wild Hunt -- Williamsburg, Virginia, Christmas in colonial -- Winter solstice -- Wrapping paper -- Wreath -- Wren hunt --

Yule -- Yule goat -- Yule log -- Yule straw -- Zagmuk --

Appendix 1 : Bibliography -- Appendix 2 : Web Sites -- Appendix 3 : Associations.

Genre
Encyclopedias.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
394.261
Library of Congress
GT4985 .G79 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
xx, 977 p. :
Number of pages
977

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3682327M
Internet Archive
encyclopediachri00gule
ISBN 10
0780806255
LC Control Number
2003040580
Library Thing
2052923
Goodreads
1159224

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