Originally Posted by carpetmojo
I doubt this is in ebook, but found it in a secondhand store, and is perfect present for my philosophy student son ........... Well, dunno about perfect, but good for a larf anyway.......
" The Xmas Files - The Philosophy of Christmas " - Stephen Law.
"A philosophical meander through the myths and rituals..."
There's an excellent book by Stephen Nissenbaum titled The Battle for Christmas
, which is about how the traditions and rituals and images of the holiday evolved, from colonial times. It was serious without being stuffy, and quite fascinating. I believe it was published in the mid-1990s.