Why do we bring a tree into our house at Christmas? How did Santa become the patron saint of pawnbrokers and what has a snake got to do with it all? The truth about some of our Christmas traditions may surprise you.
Geri is a former journalist and was head of press for United International Pictures throughout the 1980s. She has an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past 16 years both in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on the South West Area Arts Society, History of Art course.