Twelve Days of Christmas: A Celebration and History

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Celebration and History

by Leigh Grant
     
 
Few Christmas songs are as well known, well loved, or more often sung than The 12 Days of Christmas. We know all the verses, but we dont know the origins of meanings of these 12 seemingly simple rhymes. Grant has traced the history of the Christmas celebrations evoked in the song all the way back to their ancient & medieval roots. Accompanying her charming full-color

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Few Christmas songs are as well known, well loved, or more often sung than The 12 Days of Christmas. We know all the verses, but we dont know the origins of meanings of these 12 seemingly simple rhymes. Grant has traced the history of the Christmas celebrations evoked in the song all the way back to their ancient & medieval roots. Accompanying her charming full-color paintings are brief riddle-rhymes that hint at the other meanings of the verses & the scenes depicted. Following are delightful texts that explain the old traditions of year-end celebrations, some of them dating back to Greek & Roman times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810938816
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.41(d)

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