Pennsylvania Dutch Christmases - Gerry Kershner

Pennsylvania Dutch Christmases

Gerry Kershner

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This is a pictorial history focusing on the nineteenth-century Christmas customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch in Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties. Some earlier beginnings and traditions that continued into the early twentieth century are also included. The book includes Christian and secular observances of the holiday such as carols, trees, gifts, and superstitions. Kershner also traces the roots of Christ Kindle, Kriss Kringel. Belznickel, Saint Nicholas, and Santa Claus. (80pp. illus. index. Masthof Press, 2007.)

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