A Christmas Compendium

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A&C Black, 2005 - Religion - 148 pages
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Why do we have Christmas trees and what, if anything, do they have to do with the story of Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus? When did the tradition of sending Christmas cards begin? Why do we have Christmas stockings anyway? What is frankincense? The twelve days of Christmas? These are just some of the questions answered in succinct, informative entries in this enaging A - Z of Christmas and the meaning behind the traditions we love or hate. Each entry includes a dictionary definition, the origin of the word or phrase including its Latin roots, and sometimes a further relevant snippet of information such as a biblical reference or a general description. Then follows the entry, sometimes just a single paragraph, giving more detailed information in concise, accessible language. Christmas is so all-encompassing that everyone is caught up in it: here is a book which will remind those who have forgotten, or inform those who never knew, where it all came from.
  

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Contents

Banning of Christmas Qarol singers
25
Qrih 40
69
Tiggy pudding 49
79
Jmmanuel 60
92
Rosemary
102
Rudolph the RedWosed Reindeer
103
Stjlnastasia ioj St Nicholas
106
t ThomasBecket
109
Stir1pSunday uj Stockings
124
Television
125
Tiajiaria
126
Tinsel
127
Trees
128
Tree decorations
131
Turkey
132
TwelfthHight
133

Santa Claus
110
Saturnalia
112
Saviour
113
Scrooge
114
hepherd
116
Sleigh
117
Solstice 115
118
Snow
119
Stamps
121
Star of Bethlehem
122
Vmhlepie
137
Virgin conception
138
Wassailing
140
Wonder
141
Jimas
144
Yule
145
Yule log
146
ZwarteTiet
147
Bihliography
148
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About the author (2005)

J. John is an international preacher, director of Christian charity the Philo Trust. He has recently raised his profile through the nation-wide 'Just 10' missions, is author of 26 books/booklets of which 1 million are in print in 13 languages.

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