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Keeping Christmas Well: Essential Facts About the Season of Christmas

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

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"...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: http://www.phaeton.ie Book video at: http://www.youtube.com/embed/UPpVPV7miiY?rel=0

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences Publisher: Phaeton Publishing Limited Publication Date: 01/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9781908420008  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

The author, Artemesia D'ECCA, studied classics, and has worked as a journalist, an archive researcher, and a designer. She has collaborated on a number of reference books and autobiographies, and is the author of the time-travel novel The Secret of Jules and Josephine.

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