By Tara Moore
Christmas: From Sacred to Santa takes us on a trip from its ancient origins to its glossy incarnation as an international advertisement occasion. alongside the best way we come across an enormous array of non secular personages, fictional characters and mythic figures that experience turn into linked to its get together, from St Nicholas to the Magi, Scrooge and Krampus. Moore explores how the good traditions akin to Christmas bushes, feasting and gift-giving emerged, in addition to how Christmas has been portrayed in tradition, from the literary works of Charles Dickens to the now annual bout of flicks and seasonal song – together with conventional carols and the most recent Christmas chart-topper.
Since Christmas isn't all merriment and video games, Moore additionally probes the stress among the sacred and the secular in the course of Christmas in addition to the cultural stigmas that experience traditionally followed the season. She considers Christmas in its worldwide context as a unifying but additionally divisive occasion, enchantingly and compellingly reintroducing us to the vacation we purely imagine we know.
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