History Classics - The History of Christmas
History Classics - The History of Christmas DVD
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Description & Features+
The history of Christmas dates back thousands of years and it has spawned as many traditions as it has questions. This special collection takes a look at the beloved holiday from a number of vantage points including:
- An in-depth look at the traditions of Christmas from Santa Claus to the Christmas tree, from St. Nicholas to “The Santa Clause” and beyond.
- An examination of the stories surrounding Christmas including the three wise men and the Star of Bethlehem and what some modern day scholars now believe is fact and what is fiction.
- A spotlight on the changing rituals of Christmas dating back to the 17th century including how early versions of Santa described him as a devilish creature.
- And finally, a moving portrait of the way fighting men reconcile the reality of war with the celebration of peace from the bitter chill of Valley Forge to the blistering sands of Desert Storm.
History Classics - The History of the Holidays: Christmas contains 7 documentaries on 4 DVDs.
Disc 1: Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas / Biography: Santa Claus
Disc 2: In Search of Christmas
Disc 3: The Real Story of Christmas / Modern Marvels: Christmas Tech
Disc 4: Christmas at War / The Christmas Truce
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