Christmas: Tradition, Truth and Total Baubles (Hardcover)

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Description


Why is Christmas the way it is? How did we get from the birth of Jesus to everyone maxing out their credit card – and their belts?
Starting with the nativity itself, this book takes us through the centuries of commemoration, celebration and over-consumption. Along the way we’ll find out why we eat turkey, how an obscure Turkish saint turned into a man flying a sleigh, and why that tree in your house should rally contain an apple and a snake.
 
Combining in-depth historical research with cheerfully irreverent humor and a dash of cutting-edge guesswork, Nick Page shows us how many of the things we believe about Christmas are actually a load of old baubles – and helps us get back to something real and true beneath all the wrapping.

About the Author


Prized for his skills as a writer, speaker, unlicensed historian, applied ranter and general information-monger, Nick Page has written over 70 books, including The Tabloid Bible, the ‘Longest Week’ trilogy and, more recently, his ‘Nearly Infallible’ series. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife Claire.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781529334081
ISBN-10: 152933408X
Publisher: Hodder Faith
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English