Christmas: A Very Peculiar History

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  • Fascinating facts and little known tidbits add more Merry to your Christmas—the holiday celebrated by people of all faiths and none, all over the world. How can you tell different kinds of angels apart? Which holiday tradition could land you in prison for three months under Henry VIII? How do you go a-mumping? What are the ten best reasons to burn a Yule log? Who was Britain’s first royal turkey-eater? How do you make a Kissing Bunch? Santa and a helpful cherub are your cheerful guides to mid-winter merry-making, from the Solstice and Saturnalia to Bethlehem and Buckingham Palace. Hardcover, 4¼" x 6¼"; 192 pages.