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History, Legends & Folklore of Christmas

by Judy M. Rouse

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Published by Writers Club Press .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7549088M
ISBN 10059520080X
ISBN 109780595200801
OCLC/WorldCa50434778

Santa Claus, legendary figure who is the traditional patron of Christmas in the United States and other countries, bringing gifts to children. His popular image is based on traditions associated with Saint Nicholas, a 4th-century Christian saint. Father Christmas fills the role in many European countries. Christmas, as most of us know, is the Christian tradition honoring the birth of Christ – though it is not celebrated solely as such in our modern society. To us, Christmas represents a time of joy, gift-giving, and family. Christmas as we know it evolved out of the Roman tradition of Saturnalia, a festival honoring their god of agriculture.

  Many Christmas carols and oral stories of the Nativity mention that a host of angels sang to the shepherds after they told them about Jesus' birth. Although, surprisingly, this detail is left out of the scriptures (Luke ). It only describes them telling the shepherds the good news that God's Son would be born. It does mention that the Reviews: 8.   History of Ghost Stories. Author: It has since evolved into a holiday when spooky legends, myths and folklore take center stage. The history of Christmas .

In The Legend of the Christmas Tree, children ages 4 to 8 will discover the wonderful story of how the ever green tree first became a symbol of Christmas and a way to tell people about God. The beautiful illustrations by Bill Dodge add a wonderful richness to the story and help bring meaning to one of our best-loved traditions--decorating the Pages: The more interesting of these narratives were passed around from friend to friend and from father to son, sometimes being altered along the way or growing in strength, to the point that they became legends, folklore, or questionable myths. Oral history, proverbs, jokes, and popular beliefs were interwoven into music, dance, cultures, and.


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History, Legends & Folklore of Christmas by Judy M. Rouse Download PDF EPUB FB2

About the Author. Judy M. Rouse and sister, Patty A. Farrington, have been creating holiday designs, books, cookbooks and unique how to booklets with great success. Judy is married with two daughters and two stepdaughters. She has been a Christmas enthusiast and collector for over 30 years, collecting stories, ornaments, Santas, /5(2).

About the Author. Ace Collins is the writer of more than sixty Legends & Folklore of Christmas book, including several bestsellers: Stories behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, The Cathedrals, and Lassie: A Dog’s Life.

Based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, He continues to publish several new titles each year, /5(). In "The Origins of Christmas", the author gives us the historical origins of the date of the celebration of Christmas, the origins of many of the traditions surrounding Christmas (such as the names and nature of the 'wise men'), and some of the modern traditions (such as the Christmas tree) as well.

Well written and well by: 3. The book told a grand history about origins of so many Christmas traditions both Christian and pagan. The author is a Christian, but you really can't tell until the last chapter of the book.

It was a pretty unbiased and excellent documentation of things such as Saturnalia, St. Nicholas, and the birth of by: 7. Christmas Traditions and Folklore: Selected full-text books and articles.

A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original.

One legend about how the Christmas tree originated was retold by a nineteenth century professor of German literature at Glasgow University named Dr. Alexander Tille. He claimed that this legend involved the German professor of theology, composer, and priest, Martin Luther: “Luther was travelling alone across the country.

In art, depictions of the Virgin and Child, such as the famous example by Leonardo da Vinci, often include a cat. The most likely explanation lies in the legend that a cat gave birth to kittens at the same time as Christ was born.

Old Christmas country rituals involved parading animal effigies in the streets. Legends and superstitions common to the mountains have been passed down from generation to generation, though many times their origins are forgotten.

Still, mountain people have preserved the values of home and family through stories, songs, family gatherings, shared memories, and hope for the future.

CHRISTMAS HISTORY. Here is a collection of stories about the birth of Jesus Christ, the Three Wise men and Santa Claus. There are other anecdotes that tell us about the popular Christmas symbols and traditions and their origin such as hanging the stockings on Christmas Eve, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Evergreen Trees, Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe and many other things frequently used and done in Christmas season.

This digitized book (available in various formats) is presented by the Internet Archive. Simpson, Eve Blantyre. Folk Lore in Lowland Scotland. London: J. Dent and Company, Stewart, Alexander. Nether Lochaber: The Natural History, Legends, and Folk-lore of the West Highlands.

Edinburgh: William Patterson, Stewart, William Grant. RE., The Book of Christmas Folklore. This is a replacement for an original copy of a favorite of mine. The book was in excellent condition and a bargain.

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The dark history of Christmas traditions 1/3 According to legend, Christmas Eve is when restless spirits walk the earth – something Dickens’s Ebeneezer Scrooge knows only too well. - Explore mytraditions's board "Christmas Legends and Traditions", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Christmas, Christmas traditions, Christmas holidays pins. Review "Christmas sits among us like a familiar member of the family - but its history, as told here, is a story-and-a-half.

A brilliant book." - Jeremy Vine "If you don't know what to get someone for Christmas, and would like to know how you're in this position in the first place - this funny and interesting book could solve both your problems at once."/5(25). According to a folktale an unfortunate and poor woman woke up in the early Christmas morning to find the branches wrapped with spider webs for decorating Christmas tree.

She found out that the spider webs turned to silver by the bright sunlight of rising sun. Legends of the Christmas tree: Many legends exist about the origin of the Christmas tree.

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Pope Julius I, the bishop of Rome, originally proclaimed December 25 the official celebration day for Jesus’ birthday back in AD. The city of Riga, Latvia holds the claim as home to history’s first decorated Christmas tree, back in 6. The midwinter festival of Yule has been celebrated by the Germanic peoples since at least the 4th century.

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