Christmas Holiday Book (from Parent's Magazine Press)
I found this book at the Pima Friends Book Sale. Check the book sale out, it is worth it to go there. They offer a lot of books for a cheap price (I paid 1.50$ for this book). All money benefits the Pima County Libraries.
A Christmas Holiday Book? Why did I get this? I sure know what Christmas is, and it's tradition. Well, I was surprised how much I do not know about this Holiday, how much international diversity exists in celebrating Christmas.
The origins of this Holiday tracks back to the ancient Saturnalia holiday, which was pretty much celebrating the sun, the lights and giving gifts to each other.
I was pretty impressed by all the new information and of course to discover American literature about this holiday. I read Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" in German but I have to admit the English version is much more enjoyable. I did really like to discover more about Christmas, to find new recipes, songs, and to read American Christmas short stories.
The book is a great resource for families and I do love the wonderful illustrations and the featured artwork in this book. I learned a lot of new things about worldwide traditions and especially American traditions. Now I am prepared for Christmas to come!