Barnes and Noble: Christmas - A Candid History by Bruce David Forbes
How we made it from the humble birth of a child in a manger to the worldwide phenomenon during which we eat, drink and try to make merry for more than a month is what this book attempts to explain. Along the way, you will learn fascinating tidbits about what religion, the corporate world and various historical figures have contributed to the cause of Claus . . . and what hope and joy the holiday continues to bring.