Books & Beyond
Winter Holidays

Start your holiday season off right with help from these books and web sites.  Find out about other winter celebrations and plan for your holiday activities.


101 Christmas Ornaments
  (745.5941 CHRISTMAS)

Bringing Home the Light:A Jewish Woman's Handbook of Rituals by E. M. Broner
  (296.43 BRONER)

Christmas Memories with Recipes by Maron Waxman
  (641.568 WAXMAN)

A Christmas to Remember
(746.443 CHRISTMAS)

Christmas with Country Living
(745.59412 CHRISTMAS)

Christmas Songs Made in America
by Albert J. Mendez
  (781.723 MENDEZ)

Hanukkah : the family guide to spiritual celebration by Ron Wolfson
  (296.4 WOLFSON)

Jewish Holiday Cookbook
by Gloria Kaufer Greene
  (641.592 GREENE)

Kwanzaa: An African-American Celebration of Culture and Cooking
by Eric V. Copage
  (641.59296073 COPAGE)
Kwanzaa Crafts : Gifts and Decorations for a Meaningful and Festive Celebration by Marcia Odle McNair
  (745.5941 MCNAIR)

Politically Correct Holiday Stories by James Finn Garner
  (813.54 GARNER)  

Return of the Light : Twelve Tales From Around the World for the Winter Solstice by Carolyn McVickar Edwards
  (398.33 EDWARDS)

Solstice Evergreen: The History, Folklore and Origins of the Christmas Tree by Sheryl Ann Karas
  (394.2663 KARAS)

Traditions of Christmas
  (394.2663 TRADITIONS)

Unplug the Christmas Machine by Jo Robinson and Jean Coppock Staeheli
  (394.2 ROBINSON)

Web Sites

Chanukah Gateway
Links to sites covering the meaning and history of the holiday celebration for the Jewish faith.

Christmas Around the World
A collection of historical Christmas celebrations for many different countries.
330 cookie recipes with the ability to search by type of cookie (drop, bars, cookie cutter, etc.), country of origin and Top Ten Cookie Recipes.  They also offer a cookie exchange and cookbook reviews.

Christmas Traditions from France and Canada
Focuses on social and communal customs, family celebrations, and religious ceremonies.

Earth Calendar
A daybook of holidays and celebrations around the world.  This site defines a "holiday" as any day that recognizes a cultural event.

Holidays on the Net
A guide to holidays worldwide.  Offers descriptions of holidays, their history, and holiday related activities plus numerous links to holiday sites.

Interfaith Calendar
Judaism, Islam, Buddhist, Hindu, Christianity, Baha'i, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Shinto, Jain, Confucianism/Taoism, Native American and other holidays and holydays.

The Official Kwanzaa Site
Discusses the spiritual and festive celebration including the seven principals it highlights as the guide to year-round life.

NORAD Santa Tracking Site
Click here on Christmas Eve to follow the "live" tracking of Santa's worldwide journey.

Season's Eatings
Sponsored by the Food Network with a list of Holidays food customs near the bottom of the page.

Solstice, Sacaea-Saturnalia, Yule, and Today
Examines "the ancient origins of the winter holiday season" and how pagan and Christian celebrations have merged into Christmas traditions.

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Last modified on Thursday, January 07, 2010