In this delightful sleigh ride through Christmas history, Paul Kerensa answers the festive questions you never thought to ask... Did Cromwell help shape the mince pie? Was St Nicholas the first to use an automatic door? Which classic Christmas crooners were inspired by a Hollywood heatwave? And did King Herod really have a wife called Doris? Whether you mull on wine or enjoy the biggest turkey, the biggest tree or the biggest credit card bill, unwrap your story through our twelve dates of Christmas past. From Roman revelry to singing Bing, via Santa, Scrooge and a snoozing saviour, this timeless tale is perfect trivia fodder for the Christmas dinner table.
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"Christmas sits among us like a familiar member of the family - but its history, as told here, is a story-and-a-half. A brilliant book." - Jeremy Vine "If you don't know what to get someone for Christmas, and would like to know how you're in this position in the first place - this funny and interesting book could solve both your problems at once." - Milton Jones "I love Paul, I love Christmas, no surprise I love this book - the perfect stocking filler." - Miranda Hart
About Paul Kerensa
Paul Kerensa is a British Comedy Award-winning writer and comedian, with credits including Miranda, Not Going Out and Top Gear. He's written several books, including So a Comedian Walks Into a Church and is a regular on BBC Radio 2's Pause For Thought. Paul's Christmas generally includes port, Shakin' Stevens and Blackadder's Christmas Carol.
Hark!: The Biography of Christmas by Paul Kerensa
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