Christmas in Atlantic Canada

David Goss

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ISBN: 9781771086875

Christmas in Atlantic Canada

Stories True and False, Past and Present

  Author:   David Goss    

Some of the most comforting and enjoyable parts of Christmas are the heartwarming traditions we celebrate year after year. But do you ever wonder where those traditions came from? Who started them, and how did they become so ingrained? From dragging trees indoors to decorate them to bundling up to take in a Santa Claus parade, prolific folklorist David Goss traces the history of the holiday in our region from its earliest celebration—possibly 1604—to modern times.

Using historical records, diaries, and old newspapers, as well as a few fictional short stories, he documents the fascinating narrative of how Christmas in Atlantic Canada has been marked, both religiously and secularly.

Includes 50 images. Features a foreword by Gerry Bowler, author of Santa Claus, A Biography and The World Encyclopedia of Christmas.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771086875
Item NB1382
Published on September 30 2018
Language eng
Pages 208
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.75(in)
Shipping weight(g)
Status NOT YET PUBLISHED
David Goss is a native Saint Johner who has shared the city's folklore and history via his neighbourhood Walks n' Talks programs for the past 35 summers. He has also written over 3,500 articles on Saint John and New Brunswick topics, and is the author of a dozen books, including Only in New Brunswick, Saint John Curiosities, It Happened in New Brunswick, and West Side Stories.