The Book of Christmas: Everything We Once Knew and Loved About Christmastime

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A beautiful, nostalgic book of traditions and myths for the Christmas season

What is the significance of holly at Christmas? When should you make your figgy pudding? Why was the "Old Lad's Passing Bell" rung on Christmas Eve? Who was Good King Wenceslas? Christmas Day was first celebrated on December 25th in the fourth century CE. But when should our Christmas decorations come down—Twelfth Day, Twelfth Night, or Candlemas? And why? Packed with fascinating facts about ancient religious customs and traditional feasts, instructions for Victorian parlor games and the stories behind favorite carols, this is a captivating volume about Christmas past.

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Jane Struthers is the author of more than 20 books, including The Palmistry Bible, Red Sky at Night: The Book of Lost Countryside Wisdom, Beside the Seaside, and Literary Britain and Ireland.

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"The perfect gift for festive season fans" * Telegraph * "Brimming with baubles of Christmas fact and bedecked with snippets of festive tradition" * The Field *

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