Christmas Past: The Fascinating Stories Behind Our Favorite Holiday's Traditions

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Product Details
Price
$24.95  $23.20
Publisher
Lyons Press
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
7.23 X 9.13 X 0.69 inches | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781493069392

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About the Author
Brian Earl is a designer, writer, and podcaster in Silicon Valley. He's also one of those people who puts up the Christmas tree on Halloween and takes it down on Valentine's Day. His Christmas Past podcast debuted in 2016 to immediate acclaim. With a storytelling and production style meant to mimic public radio news pieces, the podcast features expert guests and listener-submitted Christmas memories, all in bite-sized, 10- to 15-minute episodes. Brian has either been interviewed, or the podcast has received mention, in Vanity Fair, Modern Woman/USA Today, The Financial Times, Best Life, Bustle, Huffington Post, PopSugar, and many other local and national media outlets. Brian has also been a frequent freelance contributor to The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, and several other Boston-area publications.
Reviews
"Where do many holiday traditions and fixtures come from? What is the origin of Santa Claus? How did candy canes come about? Did people always kiss under a sprig of mistletoe? Most people will never know the answers to all of these questions unless you plan on spending hours on the internet doing searches. There is an easier way... read the book Christmas Past: The Fascinating Stories Behind Our Favorite Holiday's Traditions, written by Brian Earl... This book is OVERFLOWING with text, facts, funny stories and more."--Kimberly Vetrano, She Scribes
Christmas Past: The Fascinating Stories Behind Our Favorite Holiday's Traditions reveals the surprising, quirky, and sometimes horrifying stories behind the most wonderful time of the year. With 26 short chapters, it is a festive, digestible Advent calendar of a book that is perfect fireside reading for the holiday season!-- "Roses and Reviews"