Published each year from 1931 to 1997, Christmas: An Annual of Christmas Literature and Art, the Christmas annual of the former Augsburg Publishing House, brought together the sacred Christmas story and the customs and traditions of the season. For thousands, Christmas had been a cherished tradition, expressing the joyous Yuletide message through articles, stories, poems, music, and art—both classical and contemporary.
In the years since that first edition, Christmas won numerous awards and captured the admiration of readers around the world. Notables such as Norman Rockwell, Winston Churchill, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and European royalty wrote to express their appreciation.
In this volume, all the best passages—from more than sixty years—are gathered. This special edition is sure to become a collector’s item.
Inside this collection you’ll find articles by Alvin N. Rogness and Jon Hassler, a heartwarming poem by Melva Rorem, an astronomer’s view of the Star of Bethlehem, a feature on The Boys Choir of Harlem—a New York City institution now capturing worldwide attention—and much more. Full-color artwork accompanies each story.