The Truth About Christmas

The Truth About Christmas

by Philip Ardagh
     
 

Christmas traditions are unraveled in this gorgeous gift book

Who decided to celebrate Jesus' birthday on December 25th, and why? Who exactly was Saint Nicholas? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? When was the first Christmas card sent? What on earth does a Yule log have to do with Christmas? Who invented the advent calendar? Where do the flying

Overview

Christmas traditions are unraveled in this gorgeous gift book

Who decided to celebrate Jesus' birthday on December 25th, and why? Who exactly was Saint Nicholas? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? When was the first Christmas card sent? What on earth does a Yule log have to do with Christmas? Who invented the advent calendar? Where do the flying reindeer come from? What’s all the holly and ivy for? Why are carols called carols? What exactly is a manger? For those who like their celebrations to come with a bit of history and knowledge, the answers to these and many festive questions can be found within the covers of this delightful little book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447201670
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Philip Ardagh is the author of the bestselling Eddie Dickens children's novels, which include A House Called Awful End and have now been translated into more than 30 languages. He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009.

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