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Christmas Insight – Perfect Gift the Holidays

The Perfect Gift for Insight into the Holidays Christmas

Christmas Insight Perfect Gift for the Holidays

The Christmas Book (Ivy Press / October 2019 / $14.99) tells the fuller story behind the sparkle and the merriment, and shows why, despite all the modern commercialism, Christmas has survived and still has meaning for us today.  Christmas insight is important for all families to understand.

Christmas

In an intriguing and entertaining journey, this book uncovers the fascinating background to one of the biggest festive seasons. From the ancient ceremonies celebrating Midwinter to festivals of Sol Invictus and from Constantine’s establishment of a Christian festival to medieval ‘misrule’, the time around the solstice has long been an opportunity for people to come together and rejoice. These festive traditions have developed in many directions around the world. This book tells the fuller story behind the sparkle and the merriment, and shows why, despite all the modern commercialism, Christmas has survived and still has meaning for us today.

  • Lively explanations of the origins and history of all the major Christmas traditions
  • A great stocking filler, and perfect present
  • Combines detailed and researched text, with attractive illustrations

Christmas

Have you ever wondered where Christmas comes from? Or why and how it has been celebrated throughout the centuries? This book takes you on an intriguing and entertaining journey through its social history.

Learn about the:

  • astrological associations
  • Nativity
  • excesses of the Roman festival of Saturnalia
  • Puritan ban of Christmas
  • introduction and rise of gift-giving
  • origins and developments of Santa Claus
  • food and traditions from around the world
  • history of its storiessongs and symbols
Andy Thomas is a lecturer and author on folklore, histories and conspiracy theories and has made numerous appearances on UK radio and TV. Beautifully illustrated, this book tells the fuller story behind the sparkle and the merriment, and shows why Christmas has survived and still has meaning for us today.

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