Christmas - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

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See Also

Gift Giving; Sol Invictus; Winter Solstice Songs.

Bibliography

For a complete bibliography, see Sue Samuelson's Christmas: An Annotated Bibliography of Analytical Scholarship (New York, 1982). The most comprehensive treatment of the history of the Christmas celebration is still Hermann Usener's Das Weihnachtsfest (Bonn, 1889). For a survey of the liturgical development of the feast, see Ildephonso Schuster's The Sacramentary (New York, 1924). A good treatment of the customs associated with Christmas may be found in Francis X. Weiser's Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs (New York, 1958), as well as in the same author's The Christmas Book (New York, 1952). For a treatment of the feast from the perspective of the history of religions, see E. O. James's Seasonal Feasts and Festivals (New York, 1961).

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