"This is a fine book of far greater than merely seasonal interest."--The Boston Sunday Globe
"Fresh and timely."--The New Republic
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This is a clear and easy to read book,based on some exentensive research. Restad tells readers how the holiday came to be in the United States and contains a lot of informtion on... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jake Williams
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 16 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 on March 5, 2014 by Amazon Customer
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
At the time of writing this 1995 book, Penne Restad was a lecturer in American History of the University of Texas at Austin. Read morePublished on December 22, 2010 by Steven H Propp
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