I was terribly disappointed with this book. Of the littlefactual information in it, most of it is easily found (and morecoherently reported) on Pagan/Holiday sites on the Internet. I thinkmy favorite bit of misinformation was her claim that Pilgrims(?)brought Santa Claus to the New World with them. Perhaps she wasunaware that the Pilgrims and Puritan Settlers of the New World didnot even celebrate Christmas. In fact, between the years of 1659 and1681 Christmas was illegal in the Massachusetts colony. They did notexchange gifts, believe in Santa or "celebrate" the holidayin anyway, it was far too Pagan for them...Sinter Klaas, as hewas called, came with the Dutch, not the Pilgrims, or Puritans, to theNew World when they began to settle New Amsterdam (what is now NewYork) in 1624. This is only one of the glaring mistakes I picked upon. This information is easy to obtain. All it takes is research.Beware. If your are looking for crafts and recipes you've found theright book. If you are looking for accurate information on the historyof Christmas and/or Yule keep looking, I'm sure you can do betterresearch than this.