For many people, the most joyful celebration of the year often gets buried under the burden of countless preparations. The Essential Christmas Book brings to light not only the essentials of Christmas, but also the essence of Christmas. Scripture, carols, quotations, poems, stories, ideas, games, and fascinating facts about how our Christmas customs originated combine with traditional elements of the festive Yuletide season: cards, family traditions, delightful decorations, beautifully wrapped gifts, delicious food, and fun-filled parties.
Of course, at the heart of all the celebration is the awesome fact of God's becoming a child born into our world as the infant Jesus. Each chapter introduces an event from the Christmas story, from the angels' message of peace on earth to the birth of the Prince of Peace. Chapter contents include: