The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus

The Mathematics of Christmas

Black Swan, 2017

This is a book that finally answers the big, important questions.

Like, how do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list? Can you predict Her Majesty’s Christmas Message? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner – shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night – or fatter – as he tucks into a mince pie and a glass of sherry in billions of houses across the world? And is there a way to set up a mathematically perfect Secret Santa?

Hard hitting important questions like these that just go to show that maths isn’t just for old men with white hair and beards who associate with elves.