A Christmas Cornucopia: The Hidden Stories Behind our Yuletide Traditions download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mark Forsyth

A Christmas Cornucopia: The Hidden Stories Behind our Yuletide Traditions download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mark Forsyth year 2018
  • Book name: A Christmas Cornucopia: The Hidden Stories Behind our Yuletide Traditions
  • Author: Mark Forsyth
  • Release date: 2018/3/18
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780241267738
  • Rating: 9.25 of 10
  • Votes: 605
  • Review by: Farah Terrell
  • Review rating: 7.66 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/9
  • Total pages: 192
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customsFor something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas.We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means 'Go away, Christ'. Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on 28 March - and only moved to 25 December in 354 AD. We're oblivious to the fact that the advent calendar was actually invented by a Munich housewife to stop her children pestering her for a Christmas countdown. And we would never have guessed that the invention of crackers was merely a way of popularizing sweet wrappers.Luckily, like a gift from Santa himself, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this fundamentally funny gallimaufry of traditions and oddities, making it all finally make sense - in his wonderfully entertaining wordy way.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H20M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Yearbooks, Annuals, Almanacs, Sociology: Customs & Traditions, Christian Worship, Rites & Ceremonies, Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Popular Beliefs & Controversial Knowledge, Social & Cultural History, Language: Reference & General
  • Available formats: DOC, CSV, PDF, EPUB, LIT, MobiPocket, WORD, TXT. Compressed in RAR, AZW4, ARC, ZIP
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 12.05 USD
  • Dimensions: 120x187x22mm
  • Weight: 210g
  • Printed by: VIKING
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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