Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Everything Christmas by David Bordon and Thomas J. Winters

I miss Christmas. I do. The lights, the holiness, the traditions, the family. I realize that with Easter not terribly far away, I will get most of those things back (for a day). However, there is something special about Christmas - so much of it is rooted in history.

I was delighted to receive a copy of "Everything Christmas" by David Bordon and Thomas J. Winters! Christmas was back! I have been eating up this book, reading up on other countries' holiday customs and meals, stories of Christmases past, history of carols and other Christmas traditions. It is so fun (at least for me) to learn about where our traditions come from. My family doesn't have a lot of holiday traditions (or family traditions) so maybe this isn't as exciting for everyone like it is for me. That's ok, I still think you would enjoy this book.

The only thing I dislike about this book is that it is set up like a daily devotional so you read section A on December 1st, etc. I would have preferred it to be set up in sections like "Carol Traditions" and "Country Feasts" and "Recipe How-tos" and "Miscellaneous Christmas Facts." But you can read it how you like, I suppose.

There are recipes for the foodies, gift ideas for anyone in your family or friends circle, tradition and carol histories for those kinds of buffs - a book seriously for everyone who enjoys Christmas! I can't wait to finish reading this book and then open it again next Christmas season to enjoy all the treasures inside.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All my opinions are my own and are honest. Others may or may not have the same experience(s) I have with the book and/or its publishers.

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