The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year [NOOK Book]

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’Tis the Season for Witches, Elves, and a Legion of Ghosts

Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas, you’ll rub elbows with veiled spirits, learn the true perils of elves, and discover a bestiary of enchanted creatures. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season’s most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered ...

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The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year

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Overview

’Tis the Season for Witches, Elves, and a Legion of Ghosts

Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas, you’ll rub elbows with veiled spirits, learn the true perils of elves, and discover a bestiary of enchanted creatures. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season’s most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen. Along the way, you’ll discover how to bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and craft instructions, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen.

Praise:
“Steeped in history and adorned with a bit of enchantment, The Old Magic of Christmas is the perfect book to read by a winter’s fire with a mug of mulled cider in hand.” —Deborah Blake, author of The Witch’s Broom

“ . . . a fascinating journey into the stories behind the tinsel and bows.”—Doreen Shababy, author of The Wild & Weedy Apothecary

“ . . . an intriguing little tome that explores the darker side of the Yuletide holiday.”—Ellen Dugan, author of The Enchanted Cat



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738734507
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 661,597
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Linda Raedisch (New Providence, NJ) writes and lectures on a wide variety of arcane topics. She is a longtime library employee and professional crafts instructor who teaches classes on candle making, broom making, and other oldtime homemaking arts.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

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    This was an interesting read. I never knew how far back  The Old

    This was an interesting read. I never knew how far back  The Old tales actually went until I started this book. With the elves comes deaths and a connection of Hand with malevolent magic and being borrowed by Tolkien for Gandalf. This book also shares recipes and crafts for you to try. I also never realized how many evil as opposed to good characters there are associated with Christmas and it's traditions. There are far too many to list here. It would be interesting to try a new Old tradition every year. Read this book and give it a go!

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