4000 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS by Earl W. Count

4000 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Briefly and almost biblically, this is a retelling of the Christmas story in relation to the many countries, many faiths, which have contributed to its origin and observation. From 4000 years ago, and the country north of Mesopotamia where -- in the worship of the god Marduk, Christmas began; then the Roman Saturnalia; the 4th century where Jesus' birthday was first celebrated; the Northland- their gods and festivals; the man who became St. Nicholas; the stories surrounding the Christmas tree- and the Christ Child's tree; Christmas poems, carols, etc. Reference library value chiefly.

Pub Date: Nov. 22nd, 1948
Publisher: Henry Schuman