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Merstham

The History of Father Christmas with Rupert Matthews

We all know about Father Christmas, but do we??

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The History of Father Christmas with Rupert Matthews
The History of Father Christmas with Rupert Matthews

Time & Location

08 Nov 2021, 19:30

Merstham, 362 Battlebridge Ln, Merstham, Redhill RH1 3LH, UK

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About the Event

Father Christmas is most familiar to us today as a jolly old boy dressed in a red suit with white fur trimming. He visits homes on Christmas Eve to leave presents for good children [but not for bad children] and to scoff up any brandy or mince pies that might be left out for him, while his reindeer snack on the carrots. Our jolly Santa is often dismissed as an invention of the Coca Cola company or as a Victorian whimsy, but in fact his origins are much, much older and considerably darker than most people could possibly imagine. Come on a journey back into our pagan past to discover the origins of Father Christmas and find out how he developed into the figure that we know and love today.

Please note, this event is available in the hall or on Zoom, from the comfort of your own home!

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