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Christmas Dog Book

Christmas Dog Book

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This full colour hardback explore Christmas past through enchanting illustrations reproduced from early greetings cards
Christmas Gifts Advent Calendar

Christmas Gifts Advent Calendar

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No crafts or craft suggestions or supplemental material are included with the advent. The artwork features animals completing crafts,hence the title.
Christmas in Illinois

Christmas in Illinois

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Christmas seems to have been always with us. It is that time of year when we expect good cheer and goodwill, a moment's respite from the year's vicissitudes, solace during difficult times," writes James Ballowe in his introduction to Christmas in Illinois. This book is about the holiday as remembered by Illinoisans. Some are widely familiar--John W. Allen, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, Mike Royko, Carl Sandburg, Joseph Smith--but most are known only in their close-knit communities that together represent the very best of the Prairie State. We learn here about the customs of Christmas from Chicago to Cairo, Belleville to Danville, before statehood to the present day, through hard times and good. Tales, poems, news reports, memoirs, recipes, and images are arranged in sections on Christmas in Illinois history, living traditions, songs and symbols, Christmas outdoors, eating merrily, and memories. We see how bright an occasion Christmas has been, and sometimes amusing, raucous, or even dark. The collection's highlights include Chicago's Christmas tree ship, Peoria's Santa Parade, Rockford's Julotta service, a Victorian holiday in Bloomington, and Audubon's 1810 Christmas on the Cache River. Nature writers detail holiday bird-watching expeditions along the North Shore and in deepest southern Illinois. A letter from a member of the 130th Illinois Infantry captures Christmas Day 1863, and Jack McReynolds recalls West Frankfort's 1951 Orient Number Two mine disaster that thereafter haunted the holiday for him and many others. The holiday table is not neglected, with traditional recipes for wild game, pickled herring, and all manner of Christmas cookies. A wide array of illustrations includes images of Chicago's grand State Street parade, the Santa Lucia celebration at Bishop Hill, Belleville's Santa Claus House, Millikin University's Vespers tradition, the University of Illinois madrigal singers, Studs Terkel singing songs of good cheer, and the holiday art of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Heat up some cider, put a log on the fire, and curl up with Christmas in Illinois to share the holiday with friends both old and new.
Christmas in New York: A Pop-Up Book

Christmas in New York: A Pop-Up Book

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This interactive pop-up book makes the perfect gift for those who love the holiday traditions that originated in New York - from lighting the tree in Rockefeller Center to watching the ball drop on New Year's Eve.CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK is a spectacular gift book featuring the world-famous holiday traditions of New York City presented in the three-dimensional art of a pop-up book. Its unique construction combines original art by Chuck Fischer with photography of famous New York City landmarks and past holiday celebrations. Each pop-up spread will include short histories, architectural legacies, anecdotes, and fun facts contained in mini-pop-ups, pullouts, removable booklets, and other extras. Destined to become a treasured keepsake, CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK has been a perennial bestseller for years to come.

Christmas is Coming

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From cards and letters to pop-out toys, this fun-filled novelty book is packed with ways children can help Santa make this the best Christmas ever. Full color. Consumable.
Christmas Is Here, Corduroy!

Christmas Is Here, Corduroy!

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Corduroy and his friends are excited for Christmas! It's too bad that Dolly won't be there to spend it with them. But the friends still have fun enjoying the season together. And when Christmas finally comes, Corduroy has a big surprise in store for his friends . . .

Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle

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Christmas Magic

Christmas Magic

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Best-selling author, Lauren Thompson, and Best-selling Caldecott Honor Book artist Jon J Muth join forces to present a story that is filled with the magic, wonder, and love of Christmas.

Far, far North, when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa begins to prepare for his big night of giving. He gathers his reindeer, feeds them parsnips and berries, and polishes his bells and his sled. Then lovingly, he chooses toys for every child in the world. For Santa loves them all, and he knows what each child at heart wants most. Then, with the thrum of magic that makes reindeers fly, he spreads the Christmas joy and warmth throughout the world--as he always has -- and always will until the end of time.
Christmas Manger

Christmas Manger

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First published in 1942, this re-discovered H. A. Rey title allows readers to recreate the Christmas miracle using text from Matthew and Luke and vintage punch-out-and-fold paper dolls. No paste or tape required. Pockets are included in the inside front and back covers for easy storage of the dolls. Enjoy them today and for many Christmases to come!

Christmas MArket Notecards

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A wonderful way to begin the holiday season -- send personal greetings to special people on your Christmas list.

These attractive notecards can be enjoyed all month long, for each card is also a mini Advent calendar with delightful surprises behind the twenty-four windows.

Christmas Memory

Christmas Memory

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First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of "A Christmas Memory"--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" ("School Library Journal," starred review). Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls--one young and one old--and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals.
Christmas Present for Me!

Christmas Present for Me!

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A Christmas story wrapped with an embossed, glittered bow on the cover!
A gift that reads "A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR: ME!" How could anyone wait to tear it open? And when they do... SURPRISE! It's a Christmas story that comes already wrapped!
A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR: ME! is a playful holiday format that mimics a wrapped gift box. With glitter flocking, an embossed "bow," and a lip that creates a box top on the cover, this title will make a great Christmas present or stocking stuffer.

Christmas Remembered

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Christmas Ship

Christmas Ship

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When Father Christmas pays a visit on Christmas Eve, Sam's busiest time of the year gets even busier. The problem, as Father Christmas explains, is that he's running behind schedule and wants Sam to help him out.

For Sam, who's facing the closing of his ramshackle shop, the task seems impossible. After all, he has no sleigh or reindeer. But that's where a little magic comes in. Before the wonderful night is past, Sam and his young friend Joey get the chance to make some unusual deliveries and, most importantly, share in the true spirit of Christmas.

Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

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Now joining Everyman's Library--the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world's greatest works--is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format, perfect for gift giving and reading pleasure.

Christmas Stories is a treasury of short fiction by great writers of the past two centuries--from Dickens and Tolstoy to John Updike and Alice Munro. As a literary subject, Christmas has inspired everything from intimate domestic dramas to fanciful flights of the imagination, and the full range of its expression is represented in this wonderfully engaging anthology.

Goblins frolic in the graveyard of an early Dickens tale and a love-struck ghost disrupts a country estate in Elizabeth Bowen's "Green Holly." The plight of the less fortunate haunts Chekhov's "Vanka" and Willa Cather's "The Burglar's Christmas" but takes a boisterously comic turn in Damon Runyon's "Dancing Dan's Christmas" and in John Cheever's "Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor." From Vladimir Nabokov's intensely moving story of a father's grief in "Christmas" to Truman Capote's hilarious yet heartbreaking "A Christmas Memory," from Grace Paley's Jewish girl starring in the Christmas pageant in "The Loudest Voice" to the dysfunctional family ski holiday in Richard Ford's "Crèche"--each of the stories gathered here is imbued with Christmas spirit (of one kind or another), and all are richly and indelibly entertaining.

Christmas Story

Christmas Story

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The timeless story of Christmas is beautifully retold through paintings by some of the world s greatest artists. Borrowing from The Metropolitan Museum of Art s extensive and rich collection, The Christmas Story depicts the Nativity through visual narration with the aid of paintings by, among others, Petrus Christus, Gerard David, and Hans Memling. Gold accents on the book jacket and interior pages make for a glorious and lush book.
The artworks, sensitively coupled with excerpts from the King James Version of the Bible, create a book that will be treasured by the entire family for years to come."
Christmas Story

Christmas Story

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A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana--the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film and the live musical on Fox.

The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family's typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker's shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father's pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie's duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie's unstoppable campaign to get Santa--or anyone else--to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid"?

The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.

Christmas Trees - Fun and Festive Ideas

Christmas Trees - Fun and Festive Ideas

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From the imaginative team behind Snowmen, here is the ultimate guide to that all-important holiday centerpiece, the Christmas tree. From traditional to transcendent to downright silly, Christmas Trees offers up tree ideas of every type, including theme trees, edible trees, kids trees, and more. Witness the magic of Christmas in a tiny Sparkly Icicle Forest for the windowsill, a glimmering North Star Supernova tree for the yard, and even a wee Jingle Fish tree for the tank dwellers in the family. With step-by-step instructions for tried and true trimmings, tasty treats, and utterly unique crafty trees constructed in a dazzling variety of mediums (everything from snow to sugar cookies), Christmas Trees is a new holiday tradition for the whole family.