Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas.

Christmas is just around the corner and I believe you're looking for a good book to read. Well how about this book?

In this book, author Ace Collins traces the history behind various popular Christmas traditions, from caroling and ornaments to mistletoe and yule logs. Collins provides various theories on the origins of each tradition, some of which date back to even before Christ's birth.

He also does a nice job of explaining the rise in popularity of each activity as it moved into the mainstream of Christmas celebrations.

Finally, the book carries a strong Christian message, as Collins talks about connecting each modern tradition back to its original roots in commemorating Christ's birth. This is a perfect little book to teach children about the history behind Christmas or for adults looking to find greater meaning in this much-commercialized holiday.

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