teriboop's review

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This is a great little book that details the history of a lot of Christmas traditions and myths/stories. Think of it as a little FAQ book on Christmas. Why do we want some figgy pudding? Why do we go wassailing? Must we kiss under the mistletoe? What is the meaning behind stockings filled with treats, including oranges?

This book is also filled with recipes for traditional Christmas treats and drinks including wassail, mulled wine, figgy pudding, and Christmas pudding.

toad_maiden's review against another edition

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Formatting for the hoopla version of this book was a little funky and made it hard to follow. In addition, I disliked the rhetorical-question format for chapter headings and I didn't learn much from this. I was hoping for something slightly more pagan-forward, I guess.