Not to be confused with the Holiday Cook Book by Helen Brown which appeared a little earlier this season (P.493), this is directed at the more enterprising and less experienced housewife and mother. The big day is of course Christmas, and there is something about its biblical meaning and traditional significance, more about house and table decorations of all kinds, handmade gifts (koitting directions too), presents the children can make, wrapping and packaging, games and stories and quizzes. Recipes for cases and cookies, drinks and special dishes are ""as easy and appealing as possible"". Other holidays around the year have similar, if lesser, coverage, along with suggestions on the observance of family days. And it's all homestyled at a simple level.