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Grange Lyceum: The Battle for Christmas with Stephen Nissenbaum
December 3, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Special holiday Lyceum
Dec. 3 The Battle for Christmas, with Stephen Nissenbaum, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Battle for Christmas: A Cultural History of America’s Most Cherished Holiday.
“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.”
Whallonsburg Grange Lyceums are Tuesdays at 7:30PM.
$5 lecture. Students FREE.