The Xmas Files

The Xmas Files

Author: Stephen Law

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780222615

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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A philosophical but fun look at the meanings of Christmas myths and rituals, from carving the turkey to why Santa wears red. Picture the scene: Aunt Gertrude has just given you the most appalling Christmas tie, complete with snow-flecked kittens in a bowler hat. Do you smile, nod, and confine it to the bottom drawer? Or do you tell the truth and spare yourself future ties from hell? Kant would say that we must, at all costs, tell the truth - whilst Mill would insist that we should think of the consequences. THE XMAS FILES is a philosophical meander though the myths and rituals of Christmas today, asking such important questions as does Santa exist? What's wrong with Christmas kitsch? Is it all just a commercial racket? What was Augustine's attitude to 'peace on earth'? And what would David Hume have to say about the virgin birth? For underneath all the festive fun, the way we celebrate Christmas does raise serious questions about the beliefs that sustain us, and the ways in which we still value ritual and tradition as a means of coming together.
The Xmas Files
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Stephen Law
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-15 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A philosophical but fun look at the meanings of Christmas myths and rituals, from carving the turkey to why Santa wears red. Picture the scene: Aunt Gertrude has just given you the most appalling Christmas tie, complete with snow-flecked kittens in a bowler hat. Do you smile, nod, and confine
The X-mas Files
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Pat Shand
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-12 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Find out what really happens behind the scenes at Santa’s workshop in a Christmas countdown book that reveals the secrets of the North Pole! An unauthorized tell-all penned by an ousted South Pole elf with an X-mas ax to grind exposes what really goes on at the North Pole in
The Xmas Factor
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Jonathan Meres
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

A hilarious collection stuffed with jokes, funny poems, weird and wonderful Christmas facts*,crazy lists, Brussels sprouts**, doodles and other Christmas craziness. A perfect stocking filler to keep the whole family giggling. * Some facts may not be entirely true. ** Like this one. There are no Brussels sprouts included with
The X-mas Files
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Richard Antall
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-20 - Publisher:

Read at your own risk! A computer geek penetrated the deepest recesses of the Deep Web and got into Hell's corporate headquarters. He sold his soul to the Devil for crypto treasure and power beyond what can be imagined. Then, the nerdy Faust repented. Before he died, he decided to
The Xmas Files
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Patrick Harding
Categories: Christmas
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Metro Publishing, Limited

This is a treasure chest full of fascinating facts surrounding the myths andagic of Christmas. The traditional nativity story we all know and loveonjures up images of the inn, the stable, shepherds and the three wise men.ut there is more to the history of Christmas than most people are aware.ere,