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An Annual of Christmas Literature and Art, the Christmas annual of the former Augsburg Publishing House, brought together the sacred Christmas story and the customs and traditions of the season. For thousands, Christmas had been a cherished tradition, expressing the joyous Yuletide message through articles, stories, poems, music, and art -- both classical and contemporary.In the years since that first edition, Christmas won numerous awards and captured the admiration of readers around the world. Notables such as Norman Rockwell, Winston Churchill, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and European royalty wrote to express their appreciation.In this volume, all the best passages -- from more than sixty years -- are gathered. This special edition is sure to become a collector's item.Inside this collection you'll find articles by Alvin N. Rogness and Jon Hassler, a heartwarming poem by Melva Rorem, an astronomer's view of the Star of Bethlehem, a feature on The Boys Choir of Harlem -- a New York City institution now capturing worldwide attention -- and much more. Full-color artwork accompanies each story.

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The History of "Christmas"

Published since 1931, "Christmas: An Annual of Christmas Literature and Art" brought together the sacred Christmas story and the customs and traditions of the season. For thousands of readers, "Christmas" has long been a cherished tradition.

"Christmas" expressed the joyous Christmas message through articles, stories, poems, music, and art, both classical and contemporary.

In the years since its first edition, "Christmas" has won numerous awards and captured the admiration of readers around the world. Notable admirers such as Norman Rockwell, Winston Churchill, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and European royalty, have written to express their appreciation for "Christmas."

This volume is a collection of some of the best of "Christmas" past, some of the classics that made "Christmas" a seasonal tradition.

Wishing you a Christmas filled with wonder, peace, and joy!

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In this collection of favorite selections from the 'Christmas Annual' you will find...

--The Christmas story from the Gospels of St. Luke and St. Matthew, beautifully illustrated by John August Swanson.
--Classic holiday stories from American authors Jon Hassler and R. D. Stevens.
--A Christmas visit to Bethlehem, commentary by Alvin Rogness.
--The beautiful blue Danish Christmas plates, a celebration of Christmas for collectors.
--A heart-warming poem by Melva Rorem.
--Reproductions of three light-filled Nativity paintings.
--Delightfully illustrated Christmas customs from Denamrk, Sweden, Norway, Germany, England, Italy, and Puerto Rico.
--An astronomer's view of the Star of Bethlehem.
--The Boys Choir of Harlem, a New York institution now capturing world-wide attention.
--English Christmas carols with charming illustrations of the animals around the manger.
--Lee Mero's delightly illustrated telling of Christmas travel at the turn of the century.
--The innocence of the Hummel figurines, a joy for collectors.
--A whimsical look at preparations for the annual Christmas program by Graham Hunter.
--A fill-in page for recording your classic Christmas celebrations.

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