The Englishman's Christmas: a social history

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Harvester Press, 1978 - Social Science - 230 pages
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Where did the modern style, form, and content of Christmas celebrations come from? Father Christmas, the holly-and-the-ivy, mistletoe, the decorated Christmas trees - the mixture of Christian and Pagan, innovation and adaptation. In this book the author explores the origins of the English Christmas, and traces how the English have spent Christmas from the Middle Ages onwards.

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The Twelve Days of Christmas
17
Christmas after the Reformation
30
Christmas under the Puritans
49
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