Sunday, November 26, 2006

Christmas in nonfiction

Jeremy Seal came up with a brief list of books on Christmas in nonfiction for the London Times.

The list includes:
The Battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum

Captivating social history of the emergence of Christmas celebrations in America.

The Xmas Files by Patrick Harding

Quirky exploration of our Yuletide traditions.

Can Reindeer Fly?: The Science of Christmas by Roger Highfield

Rituals and icons, from hallucogenic toadstools to the Bethlehem star, through light-hearted scientific eyes.
Click here to read about the other titles on Seal's list.

Among other books, Jeremy Seal is the author of Nicholas: The Epic Journey from Saint to Santa Claus.

--Marshal Zeringue