And that book is Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas, to be published by Skyhorse Publishing, November 2009, and written by me - Jonathan Green.
For those of you who might be wondering, it's a book about the Christmas traditions which we all take for granted, and partake in every year, without necessarily knowing why.
Through this blog, as well as keeping you up to date with any developments regarding Christmas Miscellany, I will also be publishing unique content linked to the book, and posting other snippets of festive cheer.
To get a better idea of what you'll find inside the book, here's the blurb that Skyhorse Publishing have put out.
Wouldn't it be great to understand all our Christmas traditions? Here, Jonathan Green offers the fascinating history behind our most beloved holiday traditions. For example, myrrh is incense made from the resin of a North African bush and was a special gift during biblical times. To the Romans, mistletoe was a symbol of fertility, so today we are encouraged to kiss when it is near. The Yule log was originally used to brighten homes during the dark, cold Scandinavian Christmas season.
Packed with all manner of delightful surprises and delicious morsels, A Christmas Miscellany demystifies the origins of familiar festive customs such as caroling and Christmas cards, and entertains with fun, little-known facts. This is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the curious-minded during the holiday season.
That's it for now, but I hope to see you here again soon. So until next time...