Christmas: A candid history. Written for everyone who loves and is simultaneously driven crazy by the holiday season, this book provides an enlightening, entertaining perspective on how the annual Yuletide celebration got to be what it is today.
Christmas philosophy for everyone: Better than a lump of coal. From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, this book explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas. It offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world. Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, cognitive science and moral psychology.
The man who invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas carol rescued his career and revived our holiday spirits. With warmth, wit, and good cheer, Standiford shows how the unlikely success of "A Christmas Carol" revitalized Charles Dickens's languishing career and revived the celebration of the near-forgotten Christmas holiday.
This year it will be different. A charming collection of Maeve Binchy's much-loved Christmas stories, featuring new delights and old favourites.