Cincinnati Christmas examines the celebration of Christmas in Cincinnati through the centuries. The city, founded only a few days after Christmas in 1788, has a rich relationship with the holiday, and this book contains many treasures connected with it. Nicholas and Susan Longworth’s celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve, Christmas during the Civil War and the years to follow, memories of downtown window displays and pantomimes, letters from soldiers during World War II, stories from an Ohio River towboat at Christmas and angels in the city are just some of the many Yuletide vignettes that are part of this book. Original documents, letters, newspaper reports, art and lush photography bring Christmas in this lovely river town alive, capturing the joy of a special season in a special place.

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