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Keeping Christmas Well : Essential Facts About the Season of Christmas, Hardback Book

Keeping Christmas Well : Essential Facts About the Season of Christmas Hardback



"...a very attractive seasonable title..." --Books Ireland. A lavishly illustrated book. Everything you need to know about Christmas. With over 700 illustrations--25 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 282 pages. (General) at: Book video at:




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