Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas by Ace Collins contains 26 chapters, each explaining how a Christmas tradition came to be. The traditions are listed in alphabetical order, and include Christmas cards, gifts, lights, poinsettias, and Santa Claus.
I enjoyed this book. I like learning about little-known history, and discovering origin stories. The chapters were short and easy to read. The author's style was straightforward, and the book was interesting. The order of the chapters felt a little stiff to me--I would have organized the book by categories or chronologically rather than alphabetically--but overall, this was an interesting, fast read.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.