Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas

Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas

by Jonathan Green

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Overview

Wouldn’t it be great to understand all our Christmas traditions? Here, Jonathan Green offers the fascinating history behind our most beloved holiday traditions. For example, myrrh is incense made from the resin of a North African bush and was a special gift during biblical times. To the Romans, mistletoe was a symbol of fertility, so today we are encouraged to kiss when it is near. The Yule log was originally used to brighten homes during the dark, cold Scandinavian Christmas season. Packed with all manner of delightful surprises and delicious morsels, A Christmas Miscellany demystifies the origins of familiar festive customs such as caroling and Christmas cards, and entertains with fun, little-known facts. This is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the curious-minded during the holiday season.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628732320
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Series: Books of Miscellany
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,124,148
File size: 28 MB
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About the Author

Jonathan Green is a teacher and writer. He is the author of Scottish Miscellany and Christmas Miscellany in addition to more than fifty other titles, including You Are the Hero. He lives in London, England.
Jonathan Green is a teacher and writer. He is the author of Scottish Miscellany and Christmas Miscellany in addition to more than fifty other titles, including You Are the Hero. He lives in London, England.

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