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Christmas Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse   By: (1879-1964)

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Christmas Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse by Robert Haven Schauffler is a remarkable exploration into the history, customs, and profound meaning of Christmas. A comprehensive collection of prose and verse, this book offers readers a captivating journey through the evolution and celebration of this beloved holiday.

Schauffler's extensive research and literary prowess shine through in his meticulous examination of Christmas, illuminating its origins in both Pagan and Christian traditions. He skillfully weaves together a tapestry of historical anecdotes, religious undertones, and cultural practices, providing readers with a thorough understanding of how Christmas came to be celebrated worldwide.

One of the most captivating aspects of this book is Schauffler's ability to effortlessly transport readers across time and space. From the ancient Roman Saturnalia to Medieval Yuletide festivities, the author masterfully guides us through the various stages of Christmas evolution. The rich historical context enhances our understanding of this holiday's enduring significance.

Furthermore, Schauffler's prose is eloquent and engaging, making even the most intricate topics accessible and captivating. Whether he is delving into the symbolism of Christmas decorations or narrating heartwarming tales of kindness and compassion during the holiday season, his words resonate deeply with readers. The inclusion of poetry adds an extra layer of charm, as these verses beautifully convey the emotions and essence of Christmas.

Moreover, this book goes beyond mere historical and cultural exploration. It delves into the deeper meaning and symbolism of Christmas, reminding us why this holiday holds such a special place in our hearts. Schauffler's insights into the spirit of giving, the importance of family and community, and the power of love are profound and thought-provoking. His words inspire us to embrace the true spirit of Christmas and to reflect upon its significance in our lives.

While the title may suggest a weighty and academic read, Schauffler manages to strike a perfect balance between informative content and readability. His engaging narrative makes venturing into the history and significance of Christmas an enjoyable and enlightening experience for readers from all backgrounds.

In conclusion, Christmas Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse is an enriching and informative read that delves deep into the heart of Christmas. Schauffler's extensive research, lyrical prose, and insightful analysis make this book a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the historical and cultural underpinnings of this cherished holiday. Whether you are a lover of literature, history enthusiast, or simply someone looking to reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas, this book is sure to captivate and enlighten you.

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Our American Holidays

Edited by

Robert Haven Schauffler

and Others

A series of anthologies for the use of students and teachers in schools and colleges; consisting of the best verse, plays, stories, addresses, special articles, orations, etc. Applicable to the holidays listed as follows:

CHRISTMAS.......................... December 25th DEMOCRACY DAYS.................................... EASTER............................ March or April GOOD WILL DAYS.................................... HALLOWE'EN.......................... October 31st INDEPENDENCE DAY........................ July 4th LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY................. February 12th THE MAGIC OF BOOKS..................... Book Week THE MAGIC OF MUSIC.................... Music Week MEMORIAL DAY............................ May 30th MOTHER'S DAY................ Second Sunday in May PAN AMERICAN DAY...................... April 14th PEACE DAYS.... Continue reading book >>




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