The History of Saint Nicholas & Christmas Holiday Traditions
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By William J. Federer
Read the story of Nicholas, 3rd Century Bishop of Myra, Asia Mino (present day Turkey) and how over time stories of this holy, generous life were embelished into legend.
Explore fascinating origins of the 12 Days of Christmas, Christmas Tree, Carols, Kris Kringle, Creche' scene, B.C. & A.D., Poinsettia, Hanukkah...
Travel back in time by reading U.S. Presidents Christmas Messages, such as Harry S. Truman lighting of the National Christmas Tree, 1946:
"If we as a nation, and the other nations of the world, will accept it, the star of faith will guide us into the place of peace as it did the sheperds on that day of Christ's birth long ago."
- 342 pages