When you decorate the Chrsitmas tree, hang up mistletoe or eat mince pies, do you often wonder what were the origins of these Christmas Customs which have become so familliar?
This fascinating book tells the stories behind these - and many other - customs which help to make such a happy occasion.
Christmas Customs - December 25th - Baby Jesus Christ - Christianity - Chrsitmas cards - Christmas tree - Christmas Day - God - Pope Gregory - King Arthur - York Minster - Danes - Middle Ages - Lords of Misrule - Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector - England - Puritan Parliment - Pagan sun worshippers - Jewish - Jews - Solomon's Temple - candles - Martin Luther - Bethlehem - crib - Roman winter festivals - Rome - Romans - Mary - Joseph - Nativity - St. Francis of Assisi - manger - Northern Italy - Graecia - 1224 A.D. - history - Bible - pageants - church alter - hymn - choirs - evergreens - Saturn - Mistletoe - Holly - Ivy - Norway Sweden - Christ-thorn - Danish - Kristdoen - North Americans - Crown of Thorns - Good Friday - American customs - Balder the sun god - Loki the god of evil - the blind god Hoder - German legend - Germany - St. Boniface - St. Nicholas - Santa Claus - Father Christmas - Spain - North Pole - cartoonist Thomas Nast - The Harper's Weekly - food - castles - boars head - feasts - Turkey - pork - acorns - roast peacock - William Strickland - Christmas diiner - mince pies - Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day - Christmas boxes - Pantomimes - French comic dancers - Paris fairs - Circuses - Anglo-Saxons - New Year's Eve - Hogmanay - first footer - coal - River Nile - Egyptian New Year - Pope Gregory XIII - Janus - streamers - balls - Chrsitmas crackers - stars - angels - Woden - Odin - Goddess - New Year festivals - British Museum - Charles II - Scotland - Scots - Nativity plays - Carol Services - New Year resolutions - Twelfth Night - Twelfth Day - feast of the Epiphany - Christmas cake - the three kings
issue points for collectors
Hardback book issued with dust-wrapper. Original price 2'6 Net. Rear flap of the dust-wrapper has no titles listed, but shows the Ladybird logo and the series number 644. "First published 1964" stated on the title page.