A Christmas Cornucopia: The Hidden Stories Behind our Yuletide Traditions [Audiobook] download free by Mark Forsyth

A Christmas Cornucopia: The Hidden Stories Behind our Yuletide Traditions Audiobook download free by Mark Forsyth
  • Listen audiobook: A Christmas Cornucopia: The Hidden Stories Behind our Yuletide Traditions
  • Author: Mark Forsyth
  • Release date: 2018/6/24
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Religious
  • ISBN: 9780241267738
  • Rating: 9.46 of 10
  • Votes: 381
  • Review by: Harrison Joiner
  • Review rating: 9.44 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/28
  • Duration: 2H26M51S in 256 kbps (38.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-16
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: Vorbis, WAV, WMA, FLAC, MP3, MPEG4, AIFF (compression ZIP, TGZ, TBZ, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 192
  • Includes a PDF summary of 18 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 13M18S (3.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customsFor something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas.We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means 'Go away, Christ'. Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on 28 March - and only moved to 25 December in 354 AD. We're oblivious to the fact that the advent calendar was actually invented by a Munich housewife to stop her children pestering her for a Christmas countdown. And we would never have guessed that the invention of crackers was merely a way of popularizing sweet wrappers.Luckily, like a gift from Santa himself, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this fundamentally funny gallimaufry of traditions and oddities, making it all finally make sense - in his wonderfully entertaining wordy way.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural History, Yearbooks, Annuals, Almanacs, Christian Worship, Rites & Ceremonies, Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Popular Beliefs & Controversial Knowledge, Sociology: Customs & Traditions, Language: Reference & General
  • Download servers: Google Drive, JumpShare, Microsoft OneDrive, Hotfile, Torrent, BitShare, CmisSync, MEGA, Uploaded, Hightail. Compressed in ZIP, TGZ, TBZ, RAR
  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 12.05 USD
  • Dimensions: 120x187x22mm
  • Weight: 210g
  • Printed by: VIKING
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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