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The History of Christmas2,000 Years of Faith, Fable, and Festivity

The History of Christmas

2,000 Years of Faith, Fable, and Festivity

Heather Winslow LeFebvre
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If you like history, you will love this Christmas book by Heather LeFebvre. If you don’t like history, you should still read this one. The author gives a good review of western history by tracing the celebration of Christmas across the centuries, from the days of the Roman Empire to the 1950s in New York City. She does not take the traditional textbook approach to history. Instead she takes the reader into the homes and lives of ordinary people.

Russ Pulliam, Associate Editor, Indianapolis Star

… a wonderful journey through the traditions and ideas that have informed our celebration of Christ’s birth. More than that, it’s a study of people and events over the last 2,000 years that impacted the way we think about Christmas. … an engaging story of the way Christians have chosen to remember the Incarnation, complete with discussions, activities, and recipes for families to consider. 

Danika Cooley, Blogger, curriculum developer, mother and writer.

Attractive, interesting and informative, this book is sure to liven your conversations this Christmas season. The timeline, activities, and discussion questions make it an excellent tool for homeschooling families. The text is Christ–focused and includes Luke’s narrative of Jesus’s birth and several short lists of suggested Bible readings. While the book is written for families who celebrate Christmas, it helps children to understand and respect the views of Christians who decide not to.

Simonetta Carr, Author

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