Discovering Christmas Customs and Folklore: A Guide to Seasonal Rites

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Osprey Publishing, 1992 - Social Science - 120 pages
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Including chapters on food, garlands, games, cards, carols, the crib, Boxing Day, New Year and Twelfth Night, this book covers British, European and American customs and folklore during the season of goodwill.'
  

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Contents

The origins
5
The season and its customs
7
Christmas folklore and superstition
23
The Christmas feast
28
Christmas garlands and greenery
45
Christmas cards
55
The Giftbringers
59
Christmas games and amusements
71
Christmas carols
81
The crib
87
The Feast of Stephen
93
The New Year
96
Twelfth Night and Epiphany
103
Further reading
115
Index
116
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Margaret Baker was a frequent contributor to the American Orchid Society Bulletin. She was an avid amateur orchid enthusiast and with her husband Charles previously wrote "Orchid Species Culture: Dendrobium" and "Orchid Species Culture: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, and Pleione" published by Timber Press. Margaret Baker died in 2003.

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