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
Bringing Home the Light:A Jewish Woman's Handbook of Rituals by E. M. Broner
Christmas Memories with Recipes by Maron Waxman
A Christmas to Remember
Christmas with Country Living
Christmas Songs Made in America by Albert J. Mendez
Hanukkah : the family guide to spiritual celebration by Ron Wolfson
Jewish Holiday Cookbook by Gloria Kaufer Greene
Kwanzaa: An African-American Celebration of Culture and Cooking by Eric
Kwanzaa Crafts : Gifts and Decorations for a Meaningful and Festive Celebration
by Marcia Odle McNair
Politically Correct Holiday Stories by James Finn Garner
Return of the Light : Twelve Tales From Around the World for the Winter Solstice
by Carolyn McVickar Edwards
Solstice Evergreen: The History, Folklore and Origins of the Christmas Tree
by Sheryl Ann Karas
Traditions of Christmas
Unplug the Christmas Machine by Jo Robinson and Jean Coppock Staeheli
Links to sites covering the meaning and history of the holiday celebration for
the Jewish faith.
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.
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.
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
Sponsored by the Food Network with a list of Holidays food customs near the
bottom of the page.
Solstice, Sacaea-Saturnalia, Yule, and
Examines "the ancient origins of the winter holiday season" and how pagan
and Christian celebrations have merged into Christmas traditions.