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Date:
December 13, 2012
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:
Allen Public Library
Address:
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, TX 75013
Contact:
214-509-4900
Cost:
Free

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Unwrapping the History of Christmas in America

Thursday, December 13, 2012

For many, Christmas means traditions like decking the halls, trimming the tree, hanging the stockings, attending open houses, and taking the kids on their annual pilgrimage to visit Santa Claus. But is Christmas sacred or secular? Pagan or Christian? A commercial event or a season of hope? These cherished traditions and rituals will be discussed by Dr. Penne Restad, Professor of History and Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Christmas in America: A History. A regular feature on the History Channel during the holiday season.