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Title:
Christmas and Santa Claus folklore
Author:
Bonnice, Sherry, 1956-
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Publication Information:
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
101 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Folklore about Christmas and Santa Claus are explored.
Language:
English
Contents:
The Christ Child : the gift of light -- Christmas animals : legends of humility and wonder -- The Wise Men : the first gift givers -- Santa Claus : the saint of generosity -- Christmas greens and flowers : symbols of everlasting life -- Christmas food : traditions of hospitality and plenty -- Christmas greetings : song and sentiment.
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ISBN:
9781590843307
Format :
Book

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Summary

What do a tale, a joke, a fiddle tune, a quilt, a jig, a game of jacks, a country cure, and a Halloween costume all have in common? Not much, at first glance, but all these forms of human creativity are part of our cultural life and experience. They create the wide, rich collection of material we call folklore. Folklore means the cultural traditions that are learned and passed along by ordinary people as part of the fabric of their lives and culture. This series of volumes explores the many faces of folklore throughout the North American continent. By illuminating the many aspects of folklore in our lives, readers will gain a deeper appreciation for the richness of their cultural fabric.


Table of Contents

The Christ Child : the gift of light
Christmas animals : legends of humility and wonder
The Wise Men : the first gift givers
Santa Claus : the saint of generosity
Christmas greens and flowers : symbols of everlasting life
Christmas food : traditions of hospitality and plenty
Christmas greetings : song and sentiment