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Children's Nonfiction Colonial & Revolutionary Periods

Early Christmas

by (author) Bobbie Kalman

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Mar 1991
Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Christmas & Advent, Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 1991
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 1991
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4


Topics covered; How Christmas has changed Christmas in the wilderness Christmas at a trading post The story of a settler’s first Christmas The religious side of Christmas Christmas in an early town Christmas fun in a pioneer village Decorations before the Christmas tree Wreaths, garlands, mistletoe and kissing boughs Christmas - family time Parlour games, pantomimes, ghost stories Christmas fun in the great outdoors Love and marriage, Christmas style Preparations for Christmas Christmas dinner - trapped or bought? A change for children - People start to treat children as children The changing faces of Santa Claus Santa’s image changes from priestly St. Nicholas to jolly Santa Claus Plum pudding - the old spirit of Christmas Christmas tree - the new Christmas spirit Gifts for all Christmas cards Different settlers, different ways of celebration

About the author

Other titles by Bobbie Kalman