Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, & Silent Nights

Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, & Silent Nights

A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs

Book - 2013
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Santa Claus, singing cowboys, fictional reindeer and warbling chipmunks: American Christmas music! Lankford examines how the songs represent an intricate cultural landscape crowded with meanings and anxieties. He examines popular culture, consumerism, and the dynamics of the traditional American family to reveal that the "modern American Christmas" has carried a complex and sometimes contradictory set of themes over the years.
The first full examination of popular American Christmas music and its deeper connections to American culture.
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2013]
ISBN: 9780813044927
0813044928
Branch Call Number: 782.4217 LANKFOR
Characteristics: 250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm

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