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By: Bo Niles (Editor), Jo Northrop (Editor)

The editors of Country Living, America's favorite decorating magazine, bring you back to the real Country Christmas to give you their most original and charming ideas for your own home and family.

With over 150 color photographs this book provides:

The history of American Christmas from its tentative beginnings to the changing traditions that have become the unique national celebration we cherish today.

Wonderful ideas for decorating every room, from gingerbread men in the kitchen to a fragrant bouquet of eucalyptus tied with tartan ribbon in the living room, to a personal tree in the bedroom.

Inspiration on decorating with ornaments, including handblown glass ornaments from Germany and antique angels and cherubs to put on the tree with pretty ornaments you and the children can make from old fabric and quilt.

Classic country gift ideas, from turn-of-the century collectibles such as Santas, porcelain-faced dolls, miniature farm tractors, and handmade wooden blocks, to instructions for personalized giftwrap from wallpaper, potato stencils and seam binding.

Dozens of recipes for cookies, a Colonial Apple Pie that will surprise and delight, and elegant, festive drinks like Cappuccino Nog and Spicy Wine Punch.

A special Christmas resource directory for many of the decorations, gifts, and foods featured in this book.