And to All a Good Night: Christmas Folklore


And to All a Good Night: Christmas Folklore

Did you know that today's jolly Santa Claus was originally a Catholic bishop? Or that Santa Claus is connected to Saturn, an ancient Roman god? Or that in some...

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And to All a Good Night: Christmas Folklore

Did you know that today's jolly Santa Claus was originally a Catholic bishop? Or that Santa Claus is connected to Saturn, an ancient Roman god? Or that in some places, Santa rides a camel? Christmas is a holiday of light and giving, and Santa Claus has become a traditional symbol for the season's deepest meanings.

Learn more about:


the Christ Child

Christmas animals

the Wise Men

Christmas plants

Christmas songs and cards

Across North America, Christmas is an occasion for love and joy and celebration. Discover the traditions and folklore that make this holiday so special.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
The origins and some of the customs associated with Christmas are recounted in this text. The solstice and birth date of the Roman god Mithra are related to placing of Christmas on December 25. The traditional Christmas story and the story of Saint Nicholas are also retold. Some of the animals relating to Christmas are the camel, lamb, reindeer, and goats. A Syrian story of a baby camel, a Middle Eastern story of a baby lamb, and a portion of "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" are given. The Santa Claus which we know today combines several traditional figures who give gifts. Plants associated with Christmas are the Christmas tree, holly, mistletoe, and poinsettias. Christmas carols and Christmas cards help us celebrate this holiday. Each of the five chapters begins with definitions of key words in a green box. Added information such as how Joyce Hall and his brothers started Hallmark greeting cards, appears in gold colored boxes. This title is part of the series "North American Folklore for Youth." Dr. Alan Jabbour is the consultant on folklore and wrote the introduction which states: "The word ?folklore' means the ways of thinking and acting that are learned and passed along by ordinary people." Young people are given an overview of traditions which help to celebrate this holiday. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422224878
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.27 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 What is Christmas? 11

2 Christmas Animals 19

3 Santa Claus 29

4 Christmas plants 33

5 Christmas Greetings: Song and Cards 41

Find Out More 46

Index 47

About the Author and the Consultant 48

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