The Collected Lost Meanings of Christmas

The Collected Lost Meanings of Christmas

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The Collected Lost Meanings of Christmas by Craig Conley, Michael Warwick

For those who know the meaning of Christmas but can't use it in a sentence...

This delightful compendium features 126 distinct definitions of the Christmas holiday, with literary quotations. This book is the antidote for people who complain that Christmas has become so commercialized that it is devoid of meaning. The surprising and intriguing entries encourage contemplation and reminiscence. One whimsical example is "Christmas means 'Whiskey': 'Pour a little Christmas in that eggnog, darlin'.' -expression from the American South."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438219622
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2005
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Craig Conley, "America's most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation" (Encarta), is a curator, benefactor, philosopher, author, music producer, and documentarian. A former college teacher of writing and literature, he left academia to pursue his research into one-letter words, two-fold deities, and ancient Zen versions of Rock-Paper-Scissors. In addition to his Magic Words: A Dictionary and One-Letter Words: A Dictionary, he has written several educational titles, including four editions of the textbook Human Diversity: A Guide for Understanding, published by McGraw-Hill. His latest documentary, "David Lynch and His Precursors," traces the avant-garde filmmaker's influence through time, to movies that predate Lynch's own body of work.

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