The Truth About Christmas by Philip Ardagh


The Truth About Christmas by Philip Ardagh

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!

About the Author

Philip Ardagh is a prolific writer who has been published in 40 countries around the world. His titles include the bestselling Eddie Dickens trilogy, High in the Clouds, co-written with Paul McCartney, and Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky, the winner of the 2009 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He stands two metres tall with a most impressive beard, and lives in a seaside town with his wife and two cats. Find him on twitter and instagram as .

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

11th October 2012



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