Merry Christmas!

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Harvard University Press, 2001 - 442 páginas
It wouldn't be Christmas without the "things." How they came to mean so much, and to play such a prominent role in America's central holiday, is the tale told in this delightful and edifying book. In a style characteristically engaging and erudite, Karal Ann Marling, one of our most trenchant observers of American culture, describes the outsize spectacle that Christmas has become.
 

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Karal Ann Marling is an art historian at the University of Minnesota whose specialty is American visual culture. (She has also written a book on the Minnesota State Fair.) Merry Christmas! is thus a ... Leer reseña completa

MERRY CHRISTMAS!: Celebrating America's Greatest Holiday

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Like an agreeably stuffed literary Christmas stocking, Marling's entertaining history of how Christmas became America's top holiday is generously filled with interesting facts, anecdotes, and period ... Leer reseña completa

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Holly Boxes Tissue Paper and Bows
1
Greenery Lights Ornaments Toy Villages
43
Department Store Displays Santalands and Macys Big Parade
82
Dickens Irving and Christmas Charity
121
Indoor and Outdoor Christmas Tree Spectacles
160
Store Santas Kettle Santas CocaCola Santas
197
Hot Christmas Black Christmas Faraway Christmas
243
Cards or Gifts?
284
How Bing Crosby and the Grinch Almost Stole Christmas
321
A Meditation on Christmas Cookies
359
Notes
365
Acknowledgments
433
Index
437
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Karal Ann Marling is Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota.

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