A Christmas Miscellany

A Christmas Miscellany

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9781602397576
1602397570
Characteristics: 172 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm

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jianh Jan 03, 2012

This is an interesting book about the history and old traditions on Christmas. My family enjoyed reading this book together. Especially the part on Brussels Sprouts....

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jianh thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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