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Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas
     

Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas

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Cast: Harry Smith

 

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Journey through time to uncover the traditions and celebrations that people around the world enjoy every Christmas. Learn about the early days of the holiday celebration, from the pagan festivals of Roman times to Prince Albert and the early beginnings of the Christmas tree in 1841 England. Find out how St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, evolved into Santa

Overview

Journey through time to uncover the traditions and celebrations that people around the world enjoy every Christmas. Learn about the early days of the holiday celebration, from the pagan festivals of Roman times to Prince Albert and the early beginnings of the Christmas tree in 1841 England. Find out how St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, evolved into Santa Claus by the British in the New World. Filled with both religious and secular traditions of the Western world, this documentary follows the history of the Christmas season through time and through all types of worldwide customs. ~ Cecilia Cygnar

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
UPC:
0733961719253
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
0:50:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. December 25th [9:35]
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [7:58]
3. O Tannenbaum [10:47]
4. Ol' Saint Nick [6:23]
5. Rudolph [1:43]
6. I'll Be Home for Christmas [9:11]

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