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The Truth About Christmas By Philip Ardagh

The Truth About Christmas
by Philip Ardagh

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The Truth About Christmas - its traditions unravelled.

Want to know the truth about Christmas? Then this beautiful gift book is for you!

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The Truth About Christmas by Philip Ardagh

The paperback of the fact-filled, fun-packed book that provides the answers to these questions, and many others. Who decided to celebrate Jesus' birthday on 25th December . . . and why? Who exactly was Saint Nicholas ('Santa Claus')? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? When was the first Christmas card sent? What on earth has a Yule log to do with Christmas? Did Father Christmas really used to wear green? Who invented the advent calendar? What do frankincense and myrrh look like? What do crackers have to do with Christmas? 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? Why hang Christmas wreaths to celebrate Christ's birth? Were Christmas trees really introduced to England by Prince Albert? Why have a fairy, not an angel at the top of the tree?

The truth about Christmas - its traditions unravelled!

Have you ever wondered:

- Who decided to celebrate Jesus' birthday on 25th December . . . and why?

- Who exactly was Saint Nicholas?

- Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

- When was the first Christmas card sent?

- What on earth has a Yule log got to do with Christmas?

- Did Father Christmas really used to wear green?

- Who invented the advent calendar?

- What do crackers have to do with Christmas?

- 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?

- Why have a fairy, not an angel at the top of the tree?

The answers to these and many other festive questions can be found within the covers of this delightful little book!

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About Philip Ardagh


Described as 'a national treasure' by the Independent and as 'one of life's fact-finders' by the Scotsman, Philip Ardagh has written books on subjects ranging from archaeology to space flight, and has still found time to write the bestselling Eddie Dickens children's novels, now translated into over thirty languages, to review children's books for the Guardian ('on a regularly irregular basis') and to appear at events and festivals around the world. He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009. He is married with one son.

Additional information

GOR001420362
The Truth About Christmas by Philip Ardagh
Philip Ardagh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2003-09-19
96
0330398938
9780330398930
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.