From the first Christmas celebrations in Colonial America to Christmas in the 1990s, this book explores in detail holiday preparations, tree traditions, ornaments, decorations, and lights. Through over 500 color photographs illustrating over 3,000 objects, catalog reprints, and historical photographs, it documents Christmas history and decade by decade.This marvelous and comprehensive study will be an invaluable aid to collectors, museum curators, and all Christmas enthusiasts, helping them to better understand how the popular holiday evolved. An index references both the text and the photographs. There is a newly revised price guide that includes a value for each item shown in the book.
This is the third book about Christmas Robert Brenner has published. The previous two volumes, Christmas Past and Christmas Revisited, have attained the status of classics and are widely respected in the field. Bob teaches school in Princeton, Wisconsin. He has lectured widely on the history of Christmas and has developed a vast, international network of fellow collectors, manufacturers, and historians of Christmas items.


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