"This is a fine book of far greater than merely seasonal interest."--The Boston Sunday Globe
"Fresh and timely."--The New Republic
About the Author
Penne L. Restad is a lecturer in American History at the University of Texas at Austin.
A great read about history of Christmas Holidays for those serious about the topic. Not for those looking for a Martha Stewart type of Christmas decoration instruction ( nothing... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Thomas A. Kernan
This book covers a wonderful range of topics, with seemingly accurate information, that is both interesting and historical. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Restad is an outstanding social historian and has done an admirable job with her sweeping study of the evolution of the American Christmas. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J.T.
This book is an interesting read for anyone interested in that day we call Christmas. Also HIGHLY recommended is a new e-book called
YULE LOG: Events That Happened on... Read more
Excellent historical look at the development of Christmas in the United States as a national holiday. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by David L. Click
This is probably one of the best reference books on the subject I have ever read.
We learn that our emerging nation didn't always take kindly to the celebration of... Read more
I am returning this book---it didn't have anything to tell me that I didn't already know.Published on December 20, 2007 by Jan Odegaard