Book Reviews of Just say Noel : A History of Christmas from the Nativity to the Nineties

Just say Noel : A History of Christmas from the Nativity to the Nineties
Just say Noel A History of Christmas from the Nativity to the Nineties
Author: David Comfort
ISBN-13: 9780684800578
ISBN-10: 0684800578
Publication Date: 11/1/1995
Pages: 256
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Publisher: Fireside
Book Type: Paperback
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A bit heavy on the film/music end of things. Especially the quizzes!
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Whether you treasure Christmas and all the trimmings or you have a bad case of holiday humbug, "Just Say Noel!" is filled with enough gold, frankincense, and myrrthful nonsense to make anyone burst into fa-la-la-la-las and chim-chim-cheries. This joyful and triumphant holiday history is stuffed fuller than any stocking with tidbits and treasures from Christmases past and present: vital statistics on eating, shopping, caroling, and other expressions of the Christmas spirit; Historic Holiday Menus and Recipes from the kitchens of Queen Katherine to First Lady Hillary Clinton; To Be or Not to Be: The Claus Controversy; Gifts and Stocking Stuffers of the Rich and Fmous, including a Neiman Marcus "supergifts" retrospective; The Just Say Noel Gift List: an official catalogue for the men who hate the Yule and the women who have to shop for them; and Snowin' in the Wind: a guide to Christmas protest songs.
Here, too, are Nut & Datelines outlining historic holiday happenings (1843: Dickens writes "A Christmas Carol"); Yule School, where you can take a Christmas