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There's more on this topic. A lot more.
Bowler goes on to write about how lit candles make a "troublesome ornament" and how affixing them to the Christmas tree has been handled over the years. But no matter how they were put on the tree, they always had to be carefully watched. High tech attempts to illuminate the Yuletide tree mostly met with dismal failure. For instance, in "an enterprising Englishman devised a metal Christmas tree with gas jets, but his invention attracted few buyers.
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As with so many other things, electricity provided a clean, safe alternative when the "invention of the Christmas tree light in showed the way of the future. But, even then, we're not done with the lights. Bowler tells us that the White House first used electric lights on a Christmas tree in while Grover Cleveland was President. Next we learn about the evolution of the bulb shape and there's more to that than meets the eye and we hear about bubble lights and "the rotating color wheel.
Clearly, Bowler has done his homework. Though the book is illustrated by encyclopedia-style black and white photos and illustrations throughout, an eight-page color section offers additional visual illumination. Some Rockwell illustrations of course , as well as Christmas-connected art from throughout the ages. The World Encyclopedia of Christmas is broad in scope and exceptionally detailed.
Bowler has included many modern entries -- entries for both film versions of Miracle on 34th Street as well as entries for Dr. Seuss' Grinch, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Turkey Narcosis -- as well as the history of all things Christmassy, the Christmas traditions of all nations you can think of.
Tanya Gulevich - Encyclopedia of Christmas & New Year's Celebrations, 2nd Edition
In short, it's hard to imagine something that relates to Christmas that hasn't been included in Bowler's book. Robert W. Grant, Jr. The author is a so called Christmas expert but his work reflects someone who is uninformed and lazy. More than a few entries in this encyclopedia are simply erroneous.
Contemporary customs in the West
I praise the Lord that I did not purchase it and can return it to the library. This is available in paperback and ebook formats.
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Reviewers loved this one too. It is available on Kindle and in a handsome paperback version by The Theodosian Press. I bought the world encyclopedia of Christmas about three years ago easton press — very nice and LOVE it.
I store it so carefully after Christmas and cannot wait to get it out again. I am going to try another of your books, Christmas in the cross-hairs. I am tired of people saying how bad Christmas is. Christmas is bad?