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Christmas: A Candid History. Written for everyone who loves and is simultaneously driven crazy by the holiday season, Christmas: A Candid History provides an enlightening, entertaining perspective on how the annual Yuletide celebration got to be what it is today. Written for everyone who loves and is simultaneously driven crazy by the holiday season,Christmas: A Candid Historyprovides an enlightening, entertaining.

Written for everyone who loves and is simultaneously driven crazy by the holiday season, Christmas: A Candid History provides an enlightening, entertaining. Christmas: A Candid History. In a fascinating, concise tour through history, the book tells the story of Christmas—from its pre-Christian roots, through the birth of Jesus, to the holiday's spread across Europe into the Americas and beyond, and to its mind-boggling transformation through modern consumerism. Christmas: A Candid History. By Bruce David Forbes. (Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, Pp. xiv, $).

In his limpid and accessible book, Christmas: A Candid History, Forbes argues that it all depends on what Christmas you celebrate.

At first glance, Christmas: a candid history is a book to appeal to the popular market, which might find favour with the occasional reader, normally unused.

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In this brief sketch of the history of Christmas celebrations and traditions, Forbes draws heavily on previous scholarship by the likes of Stephen.

Religious scholar Bruce Forbes sheds light on Christmas's pagan past and consumerist present. Christmas: A Candid History by Bruce Forbes · Read. trailer of the book Christmas: A Candid History by Bruce David Forbes. 12 Oct - 1 min - Uploaded by UCPressVideo A book trailer for Christmas: A Candid History by Bruce Forbes, published by University of.

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'A very readable and enjoyable book. The author has a style that makes learning about this holiday interesting and even a little fun. He also offers some.