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Santa Claus was born in early-nineteenth-century America, but his family tree goes back seven hundred years to Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children.
Intervening generations were shaggy and strange — whip-wielding menaces to naughty boys and girls. Yet as the raucous, outdoor, alcohol-fuelled holiday gave way to a more domestic, sentimental model, a new kind of gift-bringer was called for — a loveable elf, still judgmental but far less threatening. In this engaging social and cultural history, Gerry Bowler examines the place of Santa Claus in history, literature, advertising, and art. He traces his metamorphosis from a beardless youth into a red-suited peddler.
And he demolishes the myths surrounding Santa Claus and Coca-Cola. A Biography will stand as the classic work on the long-lived and multifarious Mr. From the Hardcover edition. Read more Read less. See all buying options. Add both to Cart Add both to List.
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The Origins of Christmas. Page 1 of 1 Start over. Would you love a heartwarming story to share with your child this Christmas? A baby vanishes from the womb without a trace. Santa and the elves meet Lord of the Rings. Before the myth of Santa was the legend The abortion debate just got a whole lot deadlier. A woman confronts the mistakes of her past to connect with the daughter she lost. A genetically-enhanced teen on the run. From Publishers Weekly This story of the "all-seeing agent of didactic forces and an ally of strict parenting" is dense with history yet told with the same delight and rapt fascination as Clement Clark Moore's "Twas' the night before Christmas.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. He wrote in the Introduction to this book, "Two deities preside over the season.Prof. Claus Vogelmeier im esanum-Interview
One is the baby Jesus, the divine infant The other is Santa Claus, the dominant fictional character in our world He is a fundamental part of our industrialized economy; he is a spur to consumption but also to charitable giving Where did he come from?
How did he come to hold sway over such a large part of our existence? An account of his life will tell us much about the power of memory and magic Such a figure would appear in the twelfth century in the form of Saint Nicholas. Could Saint Nicholas and his role as the Christmas gift-bringer survive? In most Protestant countries, the answer was no. Martin Luther himself spoke of a peaceful coexistence of the two figures, each giving presents on their respective night.
The celebrations moved accordingly, away from the saint's day in early December to Christmas Eve.
He wears no episcopal robes and is not adorned by a halo He is, in fact, entirely desacralized. Claus was seen as a valuable help-meet for her busy husband, someone who gladly shouldered not only domestic burdens but also took part in the business end of things.
With Santa busy in the workshop or reindeer stables, it was natural that his wife should oversee the baking and candy production The figure who had recently been described by Clement Clarke Moore as 'a peddler just opening his pack' was a natural choice as salesman Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse. By Mike Zarowitz on January 21, Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Impress your friends at Christmas parties. My favorite passage is about the Bishop in the 's decrying the commercialization of Christmas By Bud on January 4, One of the best descriptions of Santa Claus's historical information I have read, and I know a lot about his history.
By Angryreader on December 17, I was going to give it 4 stars until the final chapter. The final chapter is an angry partisan treatise on the Jon existent "war on Christmas. What a disgusting end to an otherwise pleasant read.
By Craig Rowland on December 17, Bowler also looks at modern appropriations of Santa Claus iconography to suit specific means, such as Santa in wartime and in advertising. He concludes the biography with a look towards the future and if Santa Claus will have a part in it among today's tech-savvy tots. During the Reformation, Protestant leaders despised the cult of the saints, and Saint Nicholas the gift-giver was substituted by the Christ child as the sole great provider.
While Saint Nicholas may have been abolished, the spirit of mythical and fantastic gift-giving remained. This explains the sudden new generation of gift-givers across Europe such as Befana, the witch from Italy.
One of the more common myths about the evolution of Santa is that the Coca-Cola Company single-handedly invented his modern-day portrayal. I'm sure the folks at Coke like to hear others perpetuate this myth year after year, knowing that those who tell it probably are reaching for a refreshing beverage while reminiscing about their beloved childhood Christmases: Leyendecker and Norman Rockwell had already helped fix the Santa in the public's mind. Bowler writes of ads at the beginning of the 's where Santa is shilling rifles: Who would doubt the testimony of Santa Claus?
Would he lie to you about the safety of firearms in the hands of your child? I found the chapter about Santa in the movies and in popular songs to be a boring list of titles. This opinion is influenced by my prejudice that I am not a movie person. Bowler listed dozens of silver screen moments featuring Santa Claus, be they from a specifically Christmas movie or not. The section on songs about Santa was slightly more interesting, and the author certainly covered all the crushingly awful Santa songs written in deliberate bad taste.
This book included many black-and-white illustrations showing the evolution of Santa Claus, although the majority of these images were print advertising. I especially liked the first print ads, where Santa didn't look anything like the red-coated rosy-cheeked morbidly obese elf we know him as today. See all 11 customer reviews newest first. Most recent customer reviews 5. Published 1 year ago by Paul Suits.
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