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The curious world of Christmas : celebrating all that is weird, wonderful, and festive

Author: Niall Edworthy
Publisher: New York : Perigee, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Presents a compilation of Christmas trivia, discussing the origin of such traditions as the Christmas tree, decorations, caroling, and Santa Claus, the types of food and drink that have been served on the holiday, and famous Christmas news stories from the past.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Edworthy
ISBN: 9780399534577 0399534571
OCLC Number: 213308453
Notes: Originally published: London : Doubleday, 2007.
Includes index.
Description: 190 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Love it or loathe it --
Farting dwarves and peacock pie --
The surgeon --
Reindeer sausages and minced coffins --
The vicar --
Bring in the trees --
The racehorse trainer --
Turkey in the trenches --
The serviceman --
Happy reunions, terrible tantrums --
The disc jockey --
Will the real Father Christmas please stand up? --
The firefighter --
Moon orbits, tsunamis, and train crashes --
The lifeboatman --
Turkey kebabs and steamed goldfish --
All the trimmings.
Responsibility: Niall Edworthy.
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Presents a compilation of Christmas trivia, discussing the origin of such traditions as the Christmas tree, decorations, caroling, and Santa Claus, the types of food and drink that have been served on the holiday, and famous Christmas news stories from the past.

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