Special Whallonsburg Grange Holiday Lyceum
Tuesday, December 3, at 7:30PM.
$5 lecture. Students FREE.
Attend this special holiday lyceum event at Whallonsburg Grange Hall with Stephen Nissenbaum, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Battle for Christmas: A Cultural History of America’s Most Cherished Holiday.
Learn about the history of the holiday we know as Christmas today and how the traditions we celebrate came to be.
The Battle for Christmas
How, and even when, Christmas is celebrated has been part of the “culture wars” over the last few centuries. There’s a long road from the 17th century “Lords of Misrule” to jolly old Santa Claus; and from streets full of unruly revelers demanding food and drink to present-day family gatherings. This fun and informative talk will look back at the early, carnival-like holiday season and discuss how we got to the festival of consumerism that predominates today.
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