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This text gives meaning not just to Christmas, but to the whole winter season. Folklore expert John Matthews traces the history behind many of the sacred traditions of the holiday season and provides refreshing and practical suggestions for celebrating the winter solstice as a joyous, life-affirming, spritual festival. Matthews explores the surprising multicultural origins of Santa Claus, the Yule Log, carolling, mistletoe and the Christmas tree. Many of these are Pagan in origin: the winter solstice sees the rebirth of the ...

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Winter Solstice 2003, Godsfield Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781841811239

Paperback

The Winter Solstice 1998, Godsfield Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780722537381

Hardcover