Philip Ardagh The Truth About Christmas

ISBN 13: 9780333966051

The Truth About Christmas

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The paperback of the fact-filled, fun-packed book that provides the answers to these questions, and many others. Who decided to celebrate Jesus' birthday on 25th December . . . and why? Who exactly was Saint Nicholas ('Santa Claus')? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? When was the first Christmas card sent? What on earth has a Yule log to do with Christmas? Did Father Christmas really used to wear green? Who invented the advent calendar? What do frankincense and myrrh look like? 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 hang Christmas wreaths to celebrate Christ's birth? Were Christmas trees really introduced to England by Prince Albert? Why have a fairy, not an angel at the top of the tree?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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Philip Ardagh has written many successful books for children of all ages - including Awful End, Dreadful Acts, our very own 'Castle' (0 333 64350 X), the History Detectives series: The Romans (0 333 74169 2), Ancient Greece (0 333 74170 6), the Get A Life! series and the Wow! series. He lives in Sussex and he's very jolly and good with kids.

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Philip Ardagh
Published by Macmillan Children's Books (2001)
ISBN 10: 0333966058 ISBN 13: 9780333966051
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