From the ancient biblical story to those modern holiday
favorites we watch on television every year, for those who seek
meaning in the chaos of Christmas, Yuletide Blessings
gathers truths, myths, and legends that point readers back to "the
reason for the season."
A perfect companion for quiet nights by the colorfully lit
tree, this cozy book of brief essays is topically arranged by
author Nan Corbitt Allen. The biblical roots of Christmas are
explored in separate entries about angels, shepherds, Mary and
Joseph, the wise men, and the little town of Bethlehem. Next, we
learn stories behind characters and traditions that followed: the
little drummer boy, decorations, St. Nicholas, and more.
The unique origins of select Christmas carols are also
revealed, inspiring accounts of Christmas during wartime testify to
the wonder of peace, and we get the inside scoop on how A
Charlie Brown Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life
came to be such staples of the season. After enjoying these
recollections, you are invited to stay mindful of personal yuletide
blessings by writing your own favorite Christmas memories at the
end of the book.