Encyclopedia of Christmas and New Year's Celebrations, 2nd Edition

  • Tanya Gulevich
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  • ISBN-10: 0780810929
  • ISBN-13: 9780780810921
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1024 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released March 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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Overview

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, as well as an Index.

The Encyclopedia of Christmas & New Year's Celebrations offers teachers, students, parents, and librarians more than 1,000 pages of information about this joyous holiday season. The first edition was named an Outstanding Reference Source by the American Library Association. The second edition expands the popular title with new entries on American Christmas traditions, Christmas in other countries, New Year's celebrations, and updates on previous entries.

This handy reference contains more than 240 entries ranging in length from about 100 words to well over 2,500 words. Each entry includes a list of books for further reading, and many entries list web sites that contain information on the topic.

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"Librarians everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief-the encyclopedia to answer all of those Christmas questions is finally here." -School Library Journal

— School Library Journal

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Dedication.
Introduction.
1: Adam and Eve Day.
2: Advent.
3: Advent Calendar.
4: Advent Candle.
5: Advent Wreath.
6: America, Christmas in Colonial.
7: America, Christmas in Nineteenth–Century.
8: Amish Christmas.
9: Angels.
10: Annunciation.
11: Armenia, Christmas in.
12: “Auld Lang Syne”.
13: Australia, Christmas in.
14: Baboushka.
15: Baby.
16: Barring Out the Schoolmaster.
17: Befana.
18: Bells.
19: Berchta.
20: Bethlehem.
21: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Christmas in.
22: Birth of the Invincible Sun.
23: Black Peter.
24: Boar’s Head.
25: Boxing Day.
26: Boy Bishop.
27: Brazil, Christmas in.
28: Bulgaria, Christmas in.
29: Candlemas.
30: Ceremony of Lessons and Carols.
31: Cert.
32: “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.
33: Cherry Tree.
34: Children’s Letters.
35: Chrismon Tree.
36: Christingle.
37: Christkindel.
38: Christmas Ale.
39: Christmas Bonus.
40: Christmas Cakes.
41: Christmas Candles.
42: Christmas Card.
43: A Christmas Carol.
44: Christmas Carol.
45: Christmas Club.
46: Christmas Crackers.
47: Christmas Lads.
48: Christmas Markets.
49: Christmas Rose.
50: Christmas Seals.
51: Christmas Season.
52: Christmas Sheaf.
53: Christmas Symbols.
54: Christmas Tree.
55: Christmas Village.
56: Commercialism.
57: December 25.
58: Denmark, Christmas in.
59: Depression.
60: Devil’s Knell.
61: Ecuador, Christmas in.
62: Eggnog.
63: Egypt, Christmas in.
64: Elves.
65: Emancipation Day.
66: England, Christmas in.
67: Epiphany.
68: Estonia, Christmas in.
69: Ethiopia, Christmas in.
70: Europe, Christmas in Medieval.
71: Farolitos.
72: Father Christmas.
73: Father Time.
74: Feast of Fools.
75: Feast of the Ass.
76: Feast of the Circumcision.
77: Firstfooting.
78: First Night.
79: Flight into Egypt.
80: Football Bowl Games.
81: France, Christmas in.
82: Frankincense.
83: Frau Gaude.
84: Gabriel.
85: Games.
86: Gaudete Sunday.
87: Germany, Christmas in.
88: Ghana, Christmas in.
89: Ghosts.
90: Gifts.
91: Gingerbread.
92: Glastonbury Thorn.
93: Gold.
94: Gospel Accounts of Christmas.
95: Gospel According to Luke.
96: Gospel According to Matthew.
97: Grandfather Frost.
98: Greece, Christmas in.
99: Greenery.
100: Guatemala, Christmas in.
101: Hanukkah.
102: Herod, King.
103: Hogmanay.
104: Holly.
105: Holy Innocents’ Day.
106: Hopping John.
107: How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
108: Iceland, Christmas in.
109: India, Christmas in.
110: Iran, Christmas in.
111: Iraq, Christmas in.
112: Ireland, Christmas in.
113: Italy, Christmas in.
114: It’s a Wonderful Life.
115: Ivy.
116: Jesse Tree.
117: Jesus.
118: Jesus, Year of Birth.
119: Jonkonnu.
120: Joseph.
121: Julklapp.
122: Jultomten.
123: Kalends.
124: Kallikantzari.
125: King of the Bean.
126: Kissing Bough.
127: Knecht Ruprecht.
128: Knocking Nights.
129: Kwanzaa.
130: Lamb’s Wool.
131: Latvia, Christmas in.
132: Laurel.
133: Lebanon, Christmas in.
134: Lithuania, Christmas in.
135: Lord of Misrule.
136: Lovefeast.
137: Luminarias.
138: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
139: Madagascar, Christmas in.
140: Magi.
141: Marshall Islands, Christmas in the Republic of the.
142: Martinmas.
143: Mary, Blessed Virgin.
144: Masque.
145: Merry.
146: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
147: Messiah.
148: Mexico, Christmas in.
149: Midnight Mass.
150: Mincemeat Pie.
151: Miracle on 34th Street.
152: Misa de Gallo.
153: Mistletoe.
154: Mummers Parade.
155: Mumming.
156: Myrrh.
157: National Christmas Tree.
158: Nation’s Christmas Tree.
159: Nativity Legends.
160: Nativity Play.
161: Nativity Scene.
162: New Year’s Day.
163: New York City, Christmas in.
164: Nigeria, Christmas in.
165: Noel.
166: North Pole.
167: Norway, Christmas in.
168: The Nutcracker.
169: Old Christmas Day.
170: Ornaments.
171: Pantomime.
172: Paradise Tree.
173: Pastores, Los.
174: Peace of Christmas.
175: Philippines, Christmas in the.
176: Plough Monday.
177: Plum Pudding.
178: Plygain.
179: Poinsettia.
180: Poland, Christmas in.
181: Posadas, Las.
182: Puritans.
183: Putz.
184: Pyramid.
185: Reindeer.
186: Resolutions.
187: Réveillon.
188: Robin.
189: Rosemary.
190: Russia, Christmas in.
191: St. Barbara’s Day.
192: St. Basil’s Day.
193: St. Distaff’s Day.