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Where did the best-loved traditions that make Christmas Americas favourite holiday originate? With vintage illustrations by artists such as Thomas Nast, Everett Shinn, Al Hirschfeld, Arthur Rackham and others, Inventing Christmas explains how most of Americas traditions evolved over the 25-year period from 1822 (when Clement Clarke Moores A Visit from St Nicholas was published) to 1848. Jock Elliott, who has been collecting Christmas ephemera for over 50 years, shows how Santa, the Christmas tree, gift-giving and Scrooge all came to signify Christmas.
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