• Released: 2012-11-30
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 0
"…a very attractive seasonable title…" —Books Ireland

Everything you need to know about Christmas. With over 700 illustrations—275 in colour—from the First Century to the Twenty-first Century.

The forgotten Seasons of Christmas—the 40 days, the 20 days, the 12 (or is it 13?) days;

Christmas and War;

Christmas and the Movies;

Christmas and the Industrial Revolution—the force that almost killed it;

Christmas and Religion—when and where was it illegal to celebrate Christmas?

Christmas food—Brawn, Boar's head, Plum pudding, Cookies, etc.; and
Christmas drink—from Wassail to the Tom and Jerry;

Why was Christmas traditionally celebrated until February?

Who was Mithras?

Why did the New York Santa come on New Year's Eve rather than Christmas Eve?

Who really wrote 'Twas the Night before Christmas'?

All the Scrooge Movies, and Christmas Movies you might not be aware of.

A richly illustrated Question-and-Answer Guide on more than 550 eBook pages.

"… Charming, with illustrations galore… A good guide to the festive season, raising a few laughs and managing to evoke some old-fashioned nostalgia for a time of year swamped by commercialism." —Books Ireland [2012]

"…The book is very entertaining both in its array of miscellaneous facts about the season of the Nativity, and in its wide array of illustrations, many drawing on the rich traditions left us by the Victorians. The aim of the author is to entertain and to enlighten in a gentle way—and she achieves both, making this a Christmas present which will amuse for years to come." —The Irish Catholic.

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