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Christmas: The Sacred to Santa by Tara Moore - Paperback
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    Category Type
    History
    ISBN
    9781780235141
    Languages
    English
    Item EAN
    2724435104499
    People
    Author
    Tara Moore
    Category Type
    History
    ISBN
    9781780235141
    Languages
    English
    Item EAN
    2724435104499
    People
    Author
    Tara Moore
    People
    Publisher
    Reaktion Books
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    Binding
    Paperback
    Languages and countries
    Book Language
    English
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    Black Friday. The War on Christmas. Miracle on 34th Street and Elf. From shopping malls and Fox News to movie theaters, Christmas no longer solely celebrates to the birth of Christ. Considering the holiday in its global context, Christmas journeys from its historical origins to its modern

    Black Friday. The War on Christmas. Miracle on 34th Street and Elf. From shopping malls and Fox News to movie theaters, Christmas no longer solely celebrates to the birth of Christ. Considering the holiday in its global context, Christmas journeys from its historical origins to its modern incarnation as a global commercial event, stopping along the way to look at the controversies and traditions of the celebratory day.
    Delving into the long story of this unifying but also divisive holiday, Tara Moore describes the evolution of Christmas and the deep traditions that bind a culture to its version of it. She probes the debates that have long accompanied the seasonfrom questions of the actual date of Christ s birth to frictions between the sacred and the secularand discusses the characters associated with the holiday s celebration, including Saint Nicholas, the Magi, Scrooge, and Krampus. She also explores how customs such as Christmas trees, feasting, and gift giving first emerged and became central facets of the holiday, while also examining how Christmas has been portrayed in culturefrom the literary works of Charles Dickens to the yearly bout of holiday films, television specials, traditional carols, and modern tracks. Ultimately, Moore reveals, Christmas s longevity has depended on its ability to evolve. Packed with illustrations, Christmas is a fascinating look at the holiday we only think we know.

    Product Features:
    • Category: History
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Language of Text: English
    • Author(s): Tara Moore
    • Publisher: Reaktion Books
    • ISBN: 9781780235141
    • Number of Pages: 224
    • Dimensions: 9.4 x 3.98 x 0.71 inches
 

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