Christmas: A short history from solstice to santa (Hardcover)
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
- 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
About the Author
Andy Thomas is one of the UK’s most experienced lecturers and authors on folklore, histories, and conspiracy theories. He has made numerous appearances on radio and TV, including BBC, NBC, National Geographic,andHistorychannels. He is renowned for his thought-provoking and entertaining books and lectures, and speaks prolifically to all kinds of audiences across Britain and around the world.