Explores the roots of modern Christmas celebrations and explains why people keep such odd customs year after year as the 25th of December approaches. Why do people eat turkey on Christmas day? Why do they pull crackers? Why do they dream of a white Christmas? It is all a matter of tradition.
Desmond Morris was born in 1928. Educated at Birmingham and Oxford universities, he became the Curator of Mammals at London Zoo in 1959, a post he held for eight years. In 1967 he published The Naked Ape which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and has changed the way we view our own species forever. An accomplished artist, TV presenter, film maker and writer, Desmond Morris's books have been published in over thirty-six countries.