This in-depth review of Christmas history and traditions in the United States covers a period that most Americans remember well. Everyone can appreciate this nostalgic look at Christmas decorating customs, electric lighting innovations, and tree decorations, all of which changed drastically as a result of World War II. This period of Christmas history witnessed the advent of machine-produced glass ornaments, bubble lights, Italian miniature lights, Matchless Stars, and a proliferation of decorations produced in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Included are many historical photos, color pictures of decorations from each decade, a detailed text, and updated value guide.
Robert Brenner has an extensive collection of Christmas memorabilia, is the author of three previous books on Christmas history and collectibles, and lectures extensively on all facets of Christmas traditions. He lives in Princeton, Wisconsin, where he is a high school English teacher.

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