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Celtic & Irish Christmas Reading List


A partial Celtic Christmas reading list for your enjoyment!

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Berg, Elizabeth. Family Traditions, Celebrations for the Holidays and Everyday. Pleasantville, N.Y., Reader's Digest, 1994.

Charlton, Jim and Robbins, Maria. A Christmas Companion: Recipes, Traditions and Customs from Around the World. New York: Perigee Books, 1989.

Child, F. J. English and Scottish Ballads. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1904

Count, Earl W. 4000 Years of Christmas. New York: Henry Schuman, 1948.

Del Re, Gerard & Patricia. The Christmas Almanack. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1979.

Flynn, Tom. The Trouble with Christmas. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1993.

Green, Marian. A Calendar of Festivals: Traditional Celebrations, Songs, Seasonal Recipes & Things to Make. Rockport, MA: Element Inc.,1991.
Hadfield, John, ed. The Christmas Companion. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1941.

Hadfield, John, ed. The Christmas Companion. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1941.

Heilbron, John L. The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals As Solar Observatories. Harvard University Press,1999.

Hole, Christina. Christmas and Its Customs. New York: M. Barrows and Company, 1958.

Hottes, Alfred Carl. 1001 Christmas Facts and Fancies. New York: A.T. De La Mare Company, 1954.

McKibben, Bill. Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a Joyful Christmas. Simon & Schuster, 1998.

Robinson, Jo and Coppock Staeheli, Jean. Unplug the Christmas Machine: A Complete Guide to Putting Love and Joy Back into the Season. Quill, 1991.

Santino, Jack. All Around the Year, Holidays and Celebrations in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995.

St. James, Elaine. Simplify Your Christmas : 100 Ways to Reduce the Stress and Recapture the Joy of the Holidays. Andrews & McMeel, 1998.

Van Renterghem, Tony. When Santa Was a Shaman: The Ancient Origins of Santa Claus & the Christmas Tree. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.