Celebrate Christmas

Celebrate Christmas by Deborah HeiligmanCelebrate Christmas with Carols, Presents and Peace
Holidays Around the World Series
National Geographic
Ages 5-9
9781426301223 Hardcover

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Christmas is a joyous holiday celebrated by millions of the world’s people. At Christmastime, families and friends decorate their homes and gather for special foods and gift giving. It is a holiday of sparkling lights, festive music, and hopes for peace and goodwill. For many people, Christmas is a holy time. Christians celebrate it as the day that Jesus Christ was born.

Here’s a fresh look at the wonderful diversity of traditions associated with this beloved holiday. Readers will see people from around the globe as they decorate, bake cookies, make music, reenact the birth of Jesus, go to church, and celebrate Christmas in a variety of other ways. They will also find a recipe to help them create their very own taste of Christmas.

Reviews
“Brief text accompanies captivating and colorful photographs that demonstrate customs around the world. The use of bonfires and candles, Nativity plays, Advent wreaths, winter solstice, Three Kings Day, and Yule logs are among the topics touched upon. A map shows where each photo was taken. A solid addition.”—School Library Journal