Christmas A short history from solstice to santa

, by
Christmas A short history from solstice to santa by Thomas, Andy, 9781782407805
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9781782407805 | 1782407804
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/1/2019

  • Buy New

    Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

    $14.25
  • eBook

    eTextBook from VitalSource Icon

    Available Instantly

    Online: 1825 Days

    Downloadable: Lifetime Access

    $17.99

Covering ancient ceremonies, mythology, the gospels, and traditions from around the world, this book uncovers the fascinating background to one of the biggest festive seasons—Christmas.

Have you ever wondered where Christmas comes from? Or why and how it has been celebrated throughout the centuries? This book takes you on an intriguing and entertaining journey through its social history.

Learn about the:
  • astrological associations
  • Nativity
  • excesses of the Roman festival of Saturnalia
  • Puritan ban of Christmas 
  • introduction and rise of gift-giving
  • origins and developments of Santa Claus
  • food and traditions from around the world
  • history of its stories, songs and symbols
Andy Thomas is a lecturer and author on folklore, histories and conspiracy theories and has made numerous appearances on radio and TV. Beautifully illustrated, this book tells the fuller story behind the sparkle and the merriment, and shows why Christmas has survived and still has meaning for us today.

You might also enjoy...

Loading Icon

Please wait while the item is added to your bag...
Continue Shopping Button
Checkout Button
Loading Icon
Continue Shopping Button