UPDATE: Since downloading this book a month ago, I’ve had a chance to browse through it, so let me give a few more details. The primary focus and strength of this book is its recipes. It gives more than 50 recipes drawn from Advent and Christmas traditions around the world: cookies, candies and breads, bread dough Advent wreaths, centerpieces, etc. There’s information about celebrating St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucy (Lucia) Day, Epiphany…
Recipes come from Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, Sweden, the Philippines, Greece, England (and maybe a few countries I’ve missed…!)
The readings and text are from a Roman Catholic perspective, but I think even many Protestants will appreciate this book in terms of the glimpse it gives into how Christmas is celebrated around the world, and the wonderful diversity of recipes it includes. (Note: I’ve not yet had a chance to TEST any of the recipes personally, but I’ve bookmarked several to try soon!)
[note this book is no longer free, but is currently priced at $4.49 on Amazon in the U.S.]
I confess I don’t know this book. I’m about to download it and check it out…. but Hey, it’s Free! So definitely worth checking out if you have a Kindle or have access to the free Kindle App. I have no idea how long it will be free.
Celebrating Advent & Christmas with Children (Amazon link)