Questia Reading Room: Celebrate holidays around the world

Around the world, there are many ways to celebrate the holiday season.

Learn more about the many holidays around the globe. (Credit: Chicago Now)

Learn more about the many holidays around the globe. (Credit: Chicago Now)

Learn more about the history and rituals of seasonal holidays through our reading room books – FREE for the next month.

Christmas: A Candid History. Bruce David Forbes. Christmas: A Candid History. Berkeley, CA, 2007. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

Hanukkah in America: A History. Dianne Ashton. Hanukkah in America: A History. New York, 2013. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

A Foxfire Christmas. Eliot Wigginton. A Foxfire Christmas. Chapel Hill, NC, 1996. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

The Hanukkah Anthology. Philip Goodman. The Hanukkah Anthology. Philadelphia, 1992. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

The Book of the Year: A Brief History of Our Seasonal Holidays. Anthony F. Aveni. The Book of the Year: A Brief History of Our Seasonal Holidays. New York, 2004. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

We Are What We Celebrate: Understanding Holidays and Rituals. Amitai Etzioni, Jared Bloom. We Are What We Celebrate: Understanding Holidays and Rituals. New York, 2004. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays. Joel Waldfogel. Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Presents for the Holidays. Princeton, NJ, 2009. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens, Milo Winter. A Christmas Carol. Chicago, 1912. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

A Kosher Christmas: 'Tis the Season to Be Jewish. Joshua Eli Plaut. A Kosher Christmas: ‘Tis the Season to Be Jewish. New Brunswick, NJ, 2012. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History. Joe Perry. Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History. Chapel Hill, NC, 2010. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming. Henry Glassie. All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming. Philadelphia, 1983. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

Christmas Books. Charles Dickens, Ruth Glancy. Christmas Books. Oxford, 1988. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain. Ronald Hutton. Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain. Oxford, 1996. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

Contemporary Consumption Rituals: A Research Anthology. Cele C. Otnes, Tina M. Lowrey. Contemporary Consumption Rituals: A Research Anthology. Mahwah, NJ, 2004. Questia. Web. 16 December 2016.

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