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The traditions of Christmas

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Published by Ideals Publications in Nashville, Tenn .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Jesus Christ -- Nativity.,
  • Christmas -- United States.,
  • United States -- Social life and customs.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited by Nancy J. Skarmeas.
ContributionsSkarmeas, Nancy J.
LC ClassificationsGT4986.A1 T73 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL684731M
ISBN 100824940873
LC Control Number97031560

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