Philip Ardagh The Truth About Christmas

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The Truth About Christmas

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

About the Author:

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.

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.

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