Christmas Vault – Holiday Festivities

These five books are about Christmas celebrations. We have found some pretty interesting ways to extend this holiday to a month long period of fun and heart-warming traditions centered around family, food, good will, and materialistic objects that sometimes down play the reason for the season. Some traditions include going to see the same performance each year, families coming back for a brief reunion, or maybe some taking some time away from the holiday rush.  

Skipping Christmas DB052929

Tax accountant Luther Krank calculates that a Caribbean cruise will cost less than what he and his wife, Nora, spent celebrating the holidays last year. Since daughter Blair is in the Peace Corps, they plan to skip Christmas. Luther, however, doesn’t anticipate the town’s reaction. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2001.

The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever DB038118

Everyone agrees that the Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. When they hear about the free refreshments at Sunday school, the Herdmans not only show up, but also muscle their way into the lead roles of the annual Christmas pageant. For grades 3-6 and older readers.

Merry Christmas! Celebrating America’s Greatest Holiday DB051412

Art history professor focuses on the materialistic aspects of Christmas in America. She writes of the images of trees, holiday scenes, packages, food, and family that make the holiday special. She also covers wrapping papers, store decorations, parades, gifts, and Santa Claus. 2000.

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas LT029367

Why do we use red and green at Christmas? What is the origin of the Christmas tree? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? The birth of Christ was filled with beauty & wonder. Do you ever feel its meaning has been lost amid our customs and cultural mores? This book will help us reclaim the sparkle and spirit of our holiday traditions as you discover the truth that lies behind them.

The Nutcracker BR019048

After Clara rescues her soldier nutcracker–a Christmas gift–from the Mouse King’s spell, the nutcracker turns into a prince who whisks Clara away to the Land of Sweets. Clara and the nutcracker feast as dancers and acrobats entertain them. A retelling of E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2010.

A room with a burning fire place and a decorated Christmas Tree surrounded by gifts. There is also a small wooden table set with a plate of cookies and a glass of milk. There is a lone red ornament in front of the fire place reflecting the contents of the room.

A room with a burning fire place and a decorated Christmas Tree surrounded by gifts. There is also a small wooden table set with a plate of cookies and a glass of milk. There is a lone red ornament in front of the fire place reflecting the contents of the room.

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