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“christmas Heritage” A Television Gift From Us To You

July 2024
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We are pleased to announce that American Heritage Publishing Company, in association with WGBHTV, Boston, will present a special hour-long program for the holiday season. It is called “Christmas Heritage” and will include several unusual, highly personal views of the Christmas season in America: Oliver Jensen, former editor of this magazine, will show a selection of delightful and complicated antique toys and trace the surprising evolution of Santa Claus; N. Scott Momaday, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of House Made of Dawn , will take us on a visit to the Navaho Indians of the Canyon de Chelly for the traditional winter storytelling; Alistair Cooke will show us how the movies have celebrated Christmas through the years; and Paul Engle will narrate a dramatization of his own “An Iowa Christmas,” a warm childhood memoir that has been a Christmas classic since it first appeared in our pages in December, 1957.

“Christmas Heritage,” which is made possible by a grant from the Sun Company, will appear on the PBS network twice—once on the evening of Thursday, December 21, and again on Christmas Eve. Consult local lightings for the exact time in your area.

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