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A Christmas Carol

In October Charles Dickens heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher began work on a book to help supplement his family s meagre income That volume i A Christmas Carol i has long since become one of the most beloved stories in the English language As much a part of the holiday season as holly mistletoe and evergreen wreaths this perennial favourite continues to delight new readers and rekindle thoughts of charity and goodwill br br With its characters exhibiting many qualities as well as failures often ascribed to Dickens himself the imaginative and entertaining tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge s eerie encounters with a series of spectral visitors Journeying with them through Christmases past present and future he is ultimately transformed from an arrogant obstinate and insensitive miser to a generous warm hearted and caring human being Written by one of England s greatest and most popular novelists i A Christmas Carol i has come to epitomize the true meaning of Christmas


How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

i The Grinch hated Christmas The whole Christmas season br Now please don t ask why No one quite knows the reason i br br Dr Seuss s small hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest scowling holiday grumps of all time For years the Grinch has lived in a cave on the side of a mountain looming above the Whos in Whoville The noisy holiday preparations and infernal singing of the happy little citizens below annoy him to no end The Grinch decides this frivolous merriment must stop His wonderful awful idea is to don a Santa outfit strap heavy antlers on his poor quivering dog Max construct a makeshift sleigh head down to Whoville and strip the chafingly cheerful Whos of their Yuletide glee once and for all br br Looking quite out of place and very disturbing in his makeshift Santa get up the Grinch slithers down chimneys with empty bags and stealing the Whos presents their food even the logs from their humble Who fires He takes the ramshackle sleigh to Mt Crumpit to dump it and waits to hear the sobs of the Whos when they wake up and discover the trappings of Christmas have disappeared Imagine the Whos dismay when they discover the evil doings of Grinch in his anti Santa guise But what is that sound It s not sobbing but singing Children simultaneously adore and fear this triumphant twisted Seussian testimonial to the undaunted cheerfulness of the Whos the transcendent nature of joy and of course the growth potential of a heart that s two sizes too small br br This holiday classic is perfect for reading aloud to your favorite little Whos


The Christmas Shoes (Christmas Hope #1)

Sometimes the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant and then in a fleeting moment they re gone But if you open your eyes and watch carefully you will believe br br Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life and nothing at all Focused on professional achievement and material rewards Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage He has lost sight of his wife Kate their two daughters and ultimately himself Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother Maggie whom he is losing to cancer But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together A chance meeting on Christmas Eve brings Robert and Nathan together he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose In this one encounter their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference i The Christmas Shoes i is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity a tale of our shared humanity and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape and even save our lives


The Night Before Christmas

Who s that peeking out of the sleigh br br As St Nick and eight tiny reindeer descend through a brilliant night sky onto the roof of a Victorian house in a snowy New England village the famous Christmas poem begins The father of the family narrates the words just as Clement Moore wrote them and artist Jan Brett captures the spirit in brilliant illustrations that reflect this memorable night Visually she extends this favorite Christmas story for children who will delight in watching the two mischievous stowaways from the North Pole enthusiastically exploring the sacks of gifts on the roof while St Nick unaware journeys down the chimney until the toys spill down onto the lawn and he turns with a jerk br br Antique toys and exquisite ornaments frame the borders in which sometimes the father St Nick or the family cat and dog look on as the story unfolds br br A unique and beautiful edition to be cherished for years to come by all the family especially the youngest who find the night before Christmas perhaps the most exciting night of the year


A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

i Merry Christmas every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding i br br Dickens story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors has proved one of his most well loved works Ever since it was published in it has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas Dickens other Christmas writings collected here include The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which i A Christmas Carol i was based i The Haunted Man i a tale of a man tormented by painful memories along with shorter pieces some drawn from the Christmas Stories that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality charity and remembrance br br This new selection contains an introduction by distinguished Dickens scholar Michael Slater discussing how the author has shaped ideas about the Christmas spirit an appendix on Dickens use of i The Arabian Nights i a further reading list and explanatory notes


Skipping Christmas

Imagine a year without Christmas No crowded shops no corny office parties no fruitcakes no unwanted presents That s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that just this once they ll skip the holiday altogether Theirs will be the only house on the street without a rooftop Frosty the snowman they won t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash they aren t even going to have a tree They won t need one because come December they re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise But as this weary couple is about to discover skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences and isn t half as easy as they d imagined br br A classic tale for modern times i Skipping Christmas i offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that has become part of our holiday tradition


The Christmas Box (The Christmas Box, #1)

Whatever the reason I find that with each passing Christmas the story of the christmas box is told less and needed more So I record it now for all future generations to accept or dismiss as seems them good As for me I believe And it is after all my story So begins The Christmas Box the touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her Together they discover the first gift of Christmas and learn what Christmas is really all about The Christmas Box is a Christmas story unlike any other


A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth

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The Christmas Wedding

The tree is decorated the cookies are baked and the packages are wrapped but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill s wedding Since her husband died three years ago Gaby s four children have drifted apart each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives They haven t celebrated Christmas together since their father s death but when Gaby announces that she s getting married and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays p But the wedding isn t Gaby s only surprise she has one more gift for her children and it could change all their lives forever With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller em The Christmas Wedding em is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season p


The Christmas Train

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington D C to L A in time for Christmas Forced to travel by train he begins a journey of rude awakenings thrilling adventures and holiday magic He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart as he rediscovers people s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost br br i The Christmas Train i is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief and shows how we i do i get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams especially during this season of miracles


A Redbird Christmas

From the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe comes her latest New York Times bestseller a new Yuletide classic about small town America and larger than life wonders


The Christmas Sweater

b If You Could Change Your Life by Reversing Your Biggest Regrets Sorrows and Mistakes Would You b br br i New York Times i bestselling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic about boyhood memories wrenching life lessons and the true meaning of the gifts we give to one another in love br br i We weren t wealthy we weren t poor we just were We never wanted for anything except maybe more time together i br br When Eddie was twelve years old all he wanted for Christmas was a bike Although his life had gotten harder and money tighter since his father died and the family bakery closed Eddie dreamed that i somehow i his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning br br What he got from her instead was a sweater i A stupid handmade ugly sweater i that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room br br Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don t always get what they want and too young to understand that he already owned life s most valuable treasures that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie s dark and painful journey on the road to manhood It will take wrestling with himself his faith and his family and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart br br Based on a deeply personal true story i The Christmas Sweater i is a warm and poignant tale of family faith and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives while also making us question if we really know what s most important in them


The Christmas List

The i New York Times i bestselling author of i The Christmas Box i returns with a holiday novel of hope love and redemption br br Dear Reader br When I was in seventh grade my English teacher Mrs Johnson gave our class the intriguing if somewhat macabre assignment of writing our own obituaries Oddly I don t remember much of what I wrote about my life but I do remember how I died in first place on the final lap of the Daytona At the time I hadn t considered writing as an occupation a field with a remarkably low on the job casualty rate br br What intrigues me most about Mrs Johnson s assignment is the opportunity she gave us to confront our own legacy How do we want to be remembered That question has motivated our species since the beginning of time from building pyramids to putting our names on skyscrapers br br As I began to write this book I had two objectives First I wanted to explore what could happen if someone read their obituary before they died and saw firsthand what the world really thought of them Their legacy br br Second I wanted to write a Christmas story of true redemption One of my family s holiday traditions is to see a local production of Charles Dickens s A Christmas Carol I don t know how many times I ve seen it perhaps a dozen but it still thrills me to see the change that comes over Ebenezer Scrooge as he transforms from a dull tight fisted miser into a penitent giddy as aschoolboy man with love in his heart I always leave the show with a smile on my face and a resolve to be a better person That s what I wanted to share with you my dear readers this Christmas a holiday tale to warm your season your homes and your hearts br br Merry Christmas


Christmas Jars

em Where had it come from Whose money was it Was I to spend it Save it Pass it on to someone more needy Above all else why was I chosen Certainly there were others countless others more needy than me em br br Her reporter s intuition insisted that a remarkable story was on the verge of the front page br br Newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the remarkable secret behind the Christmas Jars glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need But along the way Hope discovers much more than the origin of the jars When some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness Hope s greatest Christmas Eve wish comes true


A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #4.5)

It s Christmas time in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady in waiting and if it weren t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation her hand would already be guaranteed br br Before the courtship can begin Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society But when four former Wallfowers try their hand at matchmaking no one knows what will happen And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants br br However Christmas works in the most unexpected ways changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts br br A Wallflower Christmas takes a trip to Victorian London under the mistletoe and on a journey of the heart


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1)

Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson em The Best Christmas Pageant Ever em follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings or the worst kids in the history of the world The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men a ham scared shepherds and six rowdy kids br br Ralph Imogene Leroy Claude Ollie and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch They set fire to Fred Shoemaker s toolshed blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head And that s just the start When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant the other kids are shocked It s obvious that they re up to no good But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans who have never heard the Christmas story before start to reimagine it in their own way br br This year s pageant is definitely like no other but maybe that s exactly what makes it so special


A Christmas Memory

First published in 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 i A Christmas Memory i a tiny gem of a holiday story i School Library Journal i 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


Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Hercule Poirot, #20)

Motives for Murder A fortune in uncut diamonds hidden by an eccentric old man A woman s love too freely given A business empire built on ruthlessness Each of them may have been a motive for the brutal slaying of wealthy old Simeon Lee Coupled with Lee s family each member of which hated him and wished to see him dead they present Hercule Poirot with a baffling challenge one which the astute detective solves only through his uncanny ability to see the little things


A Charlie Brown Christmas

It s Christmas Everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit except for Charlie Brown It seems like everybody has forgotten what Christmas is truly about But Lucy Linus and the whole Peanuts gang have some holiday surprises that will make even Charlie Brown feel merry


The Count of Monte Cristo [Christmas Summary Classics]

Christmas Summary Classics This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma Arne Arabian Nights Pride and prejudice Tower of London Wealth of Nations etc Each book is specially crafted after reading complete book in less than pages One who wants to get joy of book reading especially in very less time can go for it About The Book The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo appeared in when Dumas had been writing plays and stories for twenty years and at a period when he was most extraordinarily prolific In that year assisted by his staff of compilers and transcribers he is said to have turned out something like forty volumes Monte Cristo first gave Dumas novels a world wide audience Its unflagging spirit the endless surprises and the air of reality which was cast over the most extravagant situations made the work worthy of the popularity it enjoyed in almost every country in the world The island from which it takes its name is a barren rock rising feet out of the sea a few miles south of Elba Dumas attempted to emulate Scott and built a chAcentsteau near St Germain which he called Monte Cristo costing over It was afterwards sold for a tenth of that sum to pay his debts For more eBooks visit a target blank href http www kartindo rel nofollow www kartindo a


The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (Pine Cove, #3)

Twas the night okay more like the week before Christmas and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove California people are busy buying wrapping packing and generally getting into the holiday spirit br br But not everybody is feeling the joy Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle No he s not on his deathbed no his dog hasn t run away from home But Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head and now the seven year old has only one prayer i Please Santa come back from the dead i br br But hold on There s an angel waiting in the wings i Wings i get it It s none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting Unfortunately our angel s not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch and before you can say Kris Kringle he s botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen br br Move over Charles Dickens it s Christopher Moore time


Letters from Father Christmas

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J R R Tolkien s children Inside would be a letter in a strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or some sketches br br The letters were from Father Christmas br br They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents everywhere how the accident prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas s house how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house br br Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script adding yet more life and humor to the stories br br This updated version contains a wealth of new material including letters and pictures missing from early editions No reader young or old can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and authenticity of J R R Tolkien s i Letters from Father Christmas i


Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #19)

It s Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who s robbing his church s poor box That mission behind him Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree Nana and the children The tree decorating is barely under way before his phone rings again a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control Away from his own family on the most precious of days Alex calls upon every ounce of his training creativity and daring to save another family He risks everything and he may not make it back alive for Christmas dinner


Snowmen at Christmas

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The Christmas Blessing (Christmas Hope, #2)

In i The Christmas Shoes i young Nathan Andrews was a child who lost his mother to cancer Now his deepest wish is to become a doctor When a stranger named Robert gave him the money to buy his mother a pair of shoes for her last Christmas both Robert and Nathan learned the deepest lessons of love and giving Now a medical student in his third year Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith blessings and sacrifice Lessons he will learn from Meghan Sullivan a young woman born with a hole in her heart that has not kept her from becoming a champion runner And lessons learned from a young boy named Charlie who teaches how to live a life of true courage Together they will help guide Nathan through the darkest period in his life i The Christmas Blessing i is an inspiring about hope existing in the darkest places and love is always the greatest gift of all


The Christmas Hope (Christmas Hope, #3)

Patricia and Mark Addison have long given up the hope of having a meaningful Christmas But this year Patricia s job as a social worker will lead her to a very special five year old Against her better judgment Patricia bends the rules and takes the little girl to her own home br br Through the presence of Emily in their house and her penetrating questions about heaven the Addisons learn that there is no sorrow so great that faith cannot help you find your way through And Christmas will once more be a time of joy in their home


Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1)

b i New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas s new series begins during the most magical time of year i b br br b ONE LITTLE GIRL NEEDS A FAMILY b br One rain slicked night six year old Holly lost the only parent she knew her beloved mother Victoria And since that night she has never again spoken a word br br b ONE SINGLE MAN NEEDS A WIFE b br The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six year old girl in his life But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again His sister s will gives him the instructions There s no other choice but you Just start by loving her The rest will follow br br b SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LITTLE MAGIC b br Maggie Collins doesn t dare believe in love again after losing her husband of one year But she does believe in the magic of imagination As the owner of a toy shop she lives what she loves And when she meets Holly Nolan she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic br br b TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE b br Three lonely people Three lives at the crossroads Three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible and when wishes have a way of finding the path home


The Christmas Pearl

Theodora is the matriarch of a family that in her opinion has grown into a bunch of truculent knuckleheads They ve all come together to South Carolina to celebrate Christmas But this Christmas looks nothing like the extravagant homey Christmases Theodora grew up with What happened to the days when the holiday spirit meant tables groaning with home cooked goodies over the top decorations and long chats in front of the fire with Pearl her grandmother s housekeeper manager caterer psychiatrist best friend Luckily someone hears Theodora s plea for help and Merle possibly Pearl arrives pockets filled with Gullah magic and common sense to straighten everyone out


The Perfect Christmas

WHAT WOULD MAKE i YOUR i CHRISTMAS PERFECT br br For Cassie Beaumont it s meeting her perfect match Cassie at thirty three wants a husband and kids and so far nothing s worked Not blind dates not the Internet and certainly not leaving love to chance br br What s left A professional matchmaker He s Simon Dodson and he s very choosy about the clients he takes on Cassie finds Simon a difficult acerbic know it all and she s astonished when he accepts her as a client br br Claiming he has her perfect mate in mind Simon assigns her three tasks to complete before she meets him Three tasks that are all about Christmas being a charity bell ringer dressing up as Santa s elf at a children s party and preparing a traditional turkey dinner for her neighbors whom she happens to dislike Despite a number of comical mishaps Cassie does it all and she s finally ready to meet her match br br But just like the perfect Christmas gift he turns out to be a wonderful surprise


1225 Christmas Tree Lane

The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best Her small Christmas tree farm is prospering her daughters and her dogs are happy and well and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise br br But someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep puppies she s determined to place in good homes That s complication number one And number two is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad Beth s ex husband Kent to Cedar Cove for Christmas The girls have visions of a mom and dad reunion dancing in their heads br br As always in life and in Cedar Cove there are surprises too More than one family s going to have a puppy under the tree More than one scheme will go awry And more than one romance will have a happy ending


A Christmas Carol

In October Charles Dickens heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher began work on a book to help supplement his family s meagre income That volume i A Christmas Carol i has long since become one of the most beloved stories in the English language As much a part of the holiday season as holly mistletoe and evergreen wreaths this perennial favourite continues to delight new readers and rekindle thoughts of charity and goodwill br br With its characters exhibiting many qualities as well as failures often ascribed to Dickens himself the imaginative and entertaining tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge s eerie encounters with a series of spectral visitors Journeying with them through Christmases past present and future he is ultimately transformed from an arrogant obstinate and insensitive miser to a generous warm hearted and caring human being Written by one of England s greatest and most popular novelists i A Christmas Carol i has come to epitomize the true meaning of Christmas


How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

i The Grinch hated Christmas The whole Christmas season br Now please don t ask why No one quite knows the reason i br br Dr Seuss s small hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest scowling holiday grumps of all time For years the Grinch has lived in a cave on the side of a mountain looming above the Whos in Whoville The noisy holiday preparations and infernal singing of the happy little citizens below annoy him to no end The Grinch decides this frivolous merriment must stop His wonderful awful idea is to don a Santa outfit strap heavy antlers on his poor quivering dog Max construct a makeshift sleigh head down to Whoville and strip the chafingly cheerful Whos of their Yuletide glee once and for all br br Looking quite out of place and very disturbing in his makeshift Santa get up the Grinch slithers down chimneys with empty bags and stealing the Whos presents their food even the logs from their humble Who fires He takes the ramshackle sleigh to Mt Crumpit to dump it and waits to hear the sobs of the Whos when they wake up and discover the trappings of Christmas have disappeared Imagine the Whos dismay when they discover the evil doings of Grinch in his anti Santa guise But what is that sound It s not sobbing but singing Children simultaneously adore and fear this triumphant twisted Seussian testimonial to the undaunted cheerfulness of the Whos the transcendent nature of joy and of course the growth potential of a heart that s two sizes too small br br This holiday classic is perfect for reading aloud to your favorite little Whos


The Christmas Shoes (Christmas Hope #1)

Sometimes the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant and then in a fleeting moment they re gone But if you open your eyes and watch carefully you will believe br br Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life and nothing at all Focused on professional achievement and material rewards Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage He has lost sight of his wife Kate their two daughters and ultimately himself Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother Maggie whom he is losing to cancer But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together A chance meeting on Christmas Eve brings Robert and Nathan together he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose In this one encounter their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference i The Christmas Shoes i is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity a tale of our shared humanity and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape and even save our lives


The Night Before Christmas

Who s that peeking out of the sleigh br br As St Nick and eight tiny reindeer descend through a brilliant night sky onto the roof of a Victorian house in a snowy New England village the famous Christmas poem begins The father of the family narrates the words just as Clement Moore wrote them and artist Jan Brett captures the spirit in brilliant illustrations that reflect this memorable night Visually she extends this favorite Christmas story for children who will delight in watching the two mischievous stowaways from the North Pole enthusiastically exploring the sacks of gifts on the roof while St Nick unaware journeys down the chimney until the toys spill down onto the lawn and he turns with a jerk br br Antique toys and exquisite ornaments frame the borders in which sometimes the father St Nick or the family cat and dog look on as the story unfolds br br A unique and beautiful edition to be cherished for years to come by all the family especially the youngest who find the night before Christmas perhaps the most exciting night of the year


A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

i Merry Christmas every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding i br br Dickens story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors has proved one of his most well loved works Ever since it was published in it has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas Dickens other Christmas writings collected here include The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which i A Christmas Carol i was based i The Haunted Man i a tale of a man tormented by painful memories along with shorter pieces some drawn from the Christmas Stories that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality charity and remembrance br br This new selection contains an introduction by distinguished Dickens scholar Michael Slater discussing how the author has shaped ideas about the Christmas spirit an appendix on Dickens use of i The Arabian Nights i a further reading list and explanatory notes


Skipping Christmas

Imagine a year without Christmas No crowded shops no corny office parties no fruitcakes no unwanted presents That s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that just this once they ll skip the holiday altogether Theirs will be the only house on the street without a rooftop Frosty the snowman they won t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash they aren t even going to have a tree They won t need one because come December they re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise But as this weary couple is about to discover skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences and isn t half as easy as they d imagined br br A classic tale for modern times i Skipping Christmas i offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that has become part of our holiday tradition


The Christmas Box (The Christmas Box, #1)

Whatever the reason I find that with each passing Christmas the story of the christmas box is told less and needed more So I record it now for all future generations to accept or dismiss as seems them good As for me I believe And it is after all my story So begins The Christmas Box the touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her Together they discover the first gift of Christmas and learn what Christmas is really all about The Christmas Box is a Christmas story unlike any other


A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth

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The Christmas Wedding

The tree is decorated the cookies are baked and the packages are wrapped but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill s wedding Since her husband died three years ago Gaby s four children have drifted apart each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives They haven t celebrated Christmas together since their father s death but when Gaby announces that she s getting married and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays p But the wedding isn t Gaby s only surprise she has one more gift for her children and it could change all their lives forever With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller em The Christmas Wedding em is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season p


The Christmas Train

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington D C to L A in time for Christmas Forced to travel by train he begins a journey of rude awakenings thrilling adventures and holiday magic He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart as he rediscovers people s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost br br i The Christmas Train i is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief and shows how we i do i get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams especially during this season of miracles


A Redbird Christmas

From the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe comes her latest New York Times bestseller a new Yuletide classic about small town America and larger than life wonders


The Christmas Sweater

b If You Could Change Your Life by Reversing Your Biggest Regrets Sorrows and Mistakes Would You b br br i New York Times i bestselling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic about boyhood memories wrenching life lessons and the true meaning of the gifts we give to one another in love br br i We weren t wealthy we weren t poor we just were We never wanted for anything except maybe more time together i br br When Eddie was twelve years old all he wanted for Christmas was a bike Although his life had gotten harder and money tighter since his father died and the family bakery closed Eddie dreamed that i somehow i his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning br br What he got from her instead was a sweater i A stupid handmade ugly sweater i that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room br br Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don t always get what they want and too young to understand that he already owned life s most valuable treasures that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie s dark and painful journey on the road to manhood It will take wrestling with himself his faith and his family and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart br br Based on a deeply personal true story i The Christmas Sweater i is a warm and poignant tale of family faith and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives while also making us question if we really know what s most important in them


The Christmas List

The i New York Times i bestselling author of i The Christmas Box i returns with a holiday novel of hope love and redemption br br Dear Reader br When I was in seventh grade my English teacher Mrs Johnson gave our class the intriguing if somewhat macabre assignment of writing our own obituaries Oddly I don t remember much of what I wrote about my life but I do remember how I died in first place on the final lap of the Daytona At the time I hadn t considered writing as an occupation a field with a remarkably low on the job casualty rate br br What intrigues me most about Mrs Johnson s assignment is the opportunity she gave us to confront our own legacy How do we want to be remembered That question has motivated our species since the beginning of time from building pyramids to putting our names on skyscrapers br br As I began to write this book I had two objectives First I wanted to explore what could happen if someone read their obituary before they died and saw firsthand what the world really thought of them Their legacy br br Second I wanted to write a Christmas story of true redemption One of my family s holiday traditions is to see a local production of Charles Dickens s A Christmas Carol I don t know how many times I ve seen it perhaps a dozen but it still thrills me to see the change that comes over Ebenezer Scrooge as he transforms from a dull tight fisted miser into a penitent giddy as aschoolboy man with love in his heart I always leave the show with a smile on my face and a resolve to be a better person That s what I wanted to share with you my dear readers this Christmas a holiday tale to warm your season your homes and your hearts br br Merry Christmas


Christmas Jars

em Where had it come from Whose money was it Was I to spend it Save it Pass it on to someone more needy Above all else why was I chosen Certainly there were others countless others more needy than me em br br Her reporter s intuition insisted that a remarkable story was on the verge of the front page br br Newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the remarkable secret behind the Christmas Jars glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need But along the way Hope discovers much more than the origin of the jars When some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness Hope s greatest Christmas Eve wish comes true


A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #4.5)

It s Christmas time in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady in waiting and if it weren t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation her hand would already be guaranteed br br Before the courtship can begin Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society But when four former Wallfowers try their hand at matchmaking no one knows what will happen And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants br br However Christmas works in the most unexpected ways changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts br br A Wallflower Christmas takes a trip to Victorian London under the mistletoe and on a journey of the heart


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1)

Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson em The Best Christmas Pageant Ever em follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings or the worst kids in the history of the world The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men a ham scared shepherds and six rowdy kids br br Ralph Imogene Leroy Claude Ollie and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch They set fire to Fred Shoemaker s toolshed blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head And that s just the start When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant the other kids are shocked It s obvious that they re up to no good But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans who have never heard the Christmas story before start to reimagine it in their own way br br This year s pageant is definitely like no other but maybe that s exactly what makes it so special


A Christmas Memory

First published in 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 i A Christmas Memory i a tiny gem of a holiday story i School Library Journal i 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


Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Hercule Poirot, #20)

Motives for Murder A fortune in uncut diamonds hidden by an eccentric old man A woman s love too freely given A business empire built on ruthlessness Each of them may have been a motive for the brutal slaying of wealthy old Simeon Lee Coupled with Lee s family each member of which hated him and wished to see him dead they present Hercule Poirot with a baffling challenge one which the astute detective solves only through his uncanny ability to see the little things


A Charlie Brown Christmas

It s Christmas Everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit except for Charlie Brown It seems like everybody has forgotten what Christmas is truly about But Lucy Linus and the whole Peanuts gang have some holiday surprises that will make even Charlie Brown feel merry


The Count of Monte Cristo [Christmas Summary Classics]

Christmas Summary Classics This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma Arne Arabian Nights Pride and prejudice Tower of London Wealth of Nations etc Each book is specially crafted after reading complete book in less than pages One who wants to get joy of book reading especially in very less time can go for it About The Book The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo appeared in when Dumas had been writing plays and stories for twenty years and at a period when he was most extraordinarily prolific In that year assisted by his staff of compilers and transcribers he is said to have turned out something like forty volumes Monte Cristo first gave Dumas novels a world wide audience Its unflagging spirit the endless surprises and the air of reality which was cast over the most extravagant situations made the work worthy of the popularity it enjoyed in almost every country in the world The island from which it takes its name is a barren rock rising feet out of the sea a few miles south of Elba Dumas attempted to emulate Scott and built a chAcentsteau near St Germain which he called Monte Cristo costing over It was afterwards sold for a tenth of that sum to pay his debts For more eBooks visit a target blank href http www kartindo rel nofollow www kartindo a


The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (Pine Cove, #3)

Twas the night okay more like the week before Christmas and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove California people are busy buying wrapping packing and generally getting into the holiday spirit br br But not everybody is feeling the joy Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle No he s not on his deathbed no his dog hasn t run away from home But Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head and now the seven year old has only one prayer i Please Santa come back from the dead i br br But hold on There s an angel waiting in the wings i Wings i get it It s none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting Unfortunately our angel s not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch and before you can say Kris Kringle he s botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen br br Move over Charles Dickens it s Christopher Moore time


Letters from Father Christmas

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J R R Tolkien s children Inside would be a letter in a strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or some sketches br br The letters were from Father Christmas br br They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents everywhere how the accident prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas s house how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house br br Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script adding yet more life and humor to the stories br br This updated version contains a wealth of new material including letters and pictures missing from early editions No reader young or old can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and authenticity of J R R Tolkien s i Letters from Father Christmas i


Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #19)

It s Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who s robbing his church s poor box That mission behind him Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree Nana and the children The tree decorating is barely under way before his phone rings again a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control Away from his own family on the most precious of days Alex calls upon every ounce of his training creativity and daring to save another family He risks everything and he may not make it back alive for Christmas dinner


Snowmen at Christmas

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The Christmas Blessing (Christmas Hope, #2)

In i The Christmas Shoes i young Nathan Andrews was a child who lost his mother to cancer Now his deepest wish is to become a doctor When a stranger named Robert gave him the money to buy his mother a pair of shoes for her last Christmas both Robert and Nathan learned the deepest lessons of love and giving Now a medical student in his third year Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith blessings and sacrifice Lessons he will learn from Meghan Sullivan a young woman born with a hole in her heart that has not kept her from becoming a champion runner And lessons learned from a young boy named Charlie who teaches how to live a life of true courage Together they will help guide Nathan through the darkest period in his life i The Christmas Blessing i is an inspiring about hope existing in the darkest places and love is always the greatest gift of all


The Christmas Hope (Christmas Hope, #3)

Patricia and Mark Addison have long given up the hope of having a meaningful Christmas But this year Patricia s job as a social worker will lead her to a very special five year old Against her better judgment Patricia bends the rules and takes the little girl to her own home br br Through the presence of Emily in their house and her penetrating questions about heaven the Addisons learn that there is no sorrow so great that faith cannot help you find your way through And Christmas will once more be a time of joy in their home


Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1)

b i New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas s new series begins during the most magical time of year i b br br b ONE LITTLE GIRL NEEDS A FAMILY b br One rain slicked night six year old Holly lost the only parent she knew her beloved mother Victoria And since that night she has never again spoken a word br br b ONE SINGLE MAN NEEDS A WIFE b br The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six year old girl in his life But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again His sister s will gives him the instructions There s no other choice but you Just start by loving her The rest will follow br br b SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LITTLE MAGIC b br Maggie Collins doesn t dare believe in love again after losing her husband of one year But she does believe in the magic of imagination As the owner of a toy shop she lives what she loves And when she meets Holly Nolan she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic br br b TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE b br Three lonely people Three lives at the crossroads Three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible and when wishes have a way of finding the path home


The Christmas Pearl

Theodora is the matriarch of a family that in her opinion has grown into a bunch of truculent knuckleheads They ve all come together to South Carolina to celebrate Christmas But this Christmas looks nothing like the extravagant homey Christmases Theodora grew up with What happened to the days when the holiday spirit meant tables groaning with home cooked goodies over the top decorations and long chats in front of the fire with Pearl her grandmother s housekeeper manager caterer psychiatrist best friend Luckily someone hears Theodora s plea for help and Merle possibly Pearl arrives pockets filled with Gullah magic and common sense to straighten everyone out


The Perfect Christmas

WHAT WOULD MAKE i YOUR i CHRISTMAS PERFECT br br For Cassie Beaumont it s meeting her perfect match Cassie at thirty three wants a husband and kids and so far nothing s worked Not blind dates not the Internet and certainly not leaving love to chance br br What s left A professional matchmaker He s Simon Dodson and he s very choosy about the clients he takes on Cassie finds Simon a difficult acerbic know it all and she s astonished when he accepts her as a client br br Claiming he has her perfect mate in mind Simon assigns her three tasks to complete before she meets him Three tasks that are all about Christmas being a charity bell ringer dressing up as Santa s elf at a children s party and preparing a traditional turkey dinner for her neighbors whom she happens to dislike Despite a number of comical mishaps Cassie does it all and she s finally ready to meet her match br br But just like the perfect Christmas gift he turns out to be a wonderful surprise


1225 Christmas Tree Lane

The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best Her small Christmas tree farm is prospering her daughters and her dogs are happy and well and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise br br But someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep puppies she s determined to place in good homes That s complication number one And number two is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad Beth s ex husband Kent to Cedar Cove for Christmas The girls have visions of a mom and dad reunion dancing in their heads br br As always in life and in Cedar Cove there are surprises too More than one family s going to have a puppy under the tree More than one scheme will go awry And more than one romance will have a happy ending