Hark, The Bi­og­ra­phy of Christ­mas, Paul Kerensa

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Well if Mi­randa Hart calls it “The per­fect stock­ing filler” then it sim­ply must be on our list. Guild­ford co­me­dian Paul Kerensa takes a de­light­ful sleigh ride through Christ­mas his­tory, an­swer­ing all the fes­tive ques­tions you never thought to ask: Did Cromwell help shape the mince pie? Was St Ni­cholas the first to use an au­to­matic door? Which clas­sic Christ­mas croon­ers were in­spired by a Hol­ly­wood heat­wave? Did King Herod re­ally have a wife called Doris? From Ro­man rev­elry to singing Bing, via Santa, Scrooge and a snooz­ing saviour, this time­less tale is per­fect trivia fod­der for the Christ­mas din­ner ta­ble. Paul will be giv­ing a talk based on the book at Wok­ing Li­brary on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 4. Tick­ets cost £5. Visit: eventbrite.co.uk/d/ united-king­dom--guild­ford/paulk­erensa.

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