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Old 10-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #11
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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.
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