Birth of a Festive Icon

Issue 980

Birth of a Festive Icon

From the Nativity to The Snowman and now The Gruffalo, we explore the making of a Christmas icon

Also in this issue…

Friend of The Big Issue Simon Pegg on breaking Hollywood and becoming chummy with Tom Cruise

The love, dedication and hope bringing joy to one children’s hospice this Christmas

Pop star turned vicar, the Reverend Richard Coles, ponders is it cool to be Christian?

And Sarah Beeney talks Christmas at Rise Hall and being a matchmaker extraodinaire! PLUS Free ‘A Christmas Carol’ audiobook for every reader

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