The Christmas Story

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237524685

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4523


Exquisite watercolour illustrations breathe warmth and life into the story of the birth of Jesus in this new paperback original Christmas Story. Anita Ganeri retells the traditional biblical story with her usual sensitivity and gift for drawing children into the narrative. Words and music to the favourite Christmas carol 'Away in a Manger' as well as some special Christmas recipes that children will enjoy trying out are included. Gold blocking on the cover adds a Christmassy feel! An ideal Christmas gift for any child!

The Christmas Book

Christmas in the Olden Time, Its Customs and Their Origin : the Holly and Ivy, Sports of the Eve, Yule Log, Boar's Head, the Dinner, Mummers, Lord of Misrule, Saturnalia, Carols, Mysteries and Plays, Boxes, &c. &c

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christmas

Page: 48

View: 3034


The Christmas Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140534301X

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 6088


The Christmas Book A book of approximately 80-90 self-contained craft, food, and gardening projects aimed at helping people escape the modern-day commercial Christmas and enjoy a simpler, more home-spun way of celebrating.

The Christmas List

A Novel

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439154052

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7550


A heartwarming and inspirational Christmas novel in the tradition of The Christmas Box, Grace, The Gift, and Finding Noel. The New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk series returns with a holiday novel of hope, love, and redemption. Dear Reader, 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 500. At the time, I hadn't considered writing as an occupation, a field with a remarkably low on-the-job casualty rate. 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. 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. 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. Merry Christmas

The Christmas Book - A Treasury of Festive Facts

Author: Patrick Harding

Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786064235

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 300

View: 6776


During the long, cold December weeks leading up to Christmas, as we spend our time frantically panicking about the financial side of the festive season, it's all too easy to forget the traditional nativity story. The real meaning of Christmas and the traditions that have existed for generations are shunted aside as we worry about how many shopping days we have left and how we're going to fit that monster turkey into the oven. In this charming book, Patrick Harding breathes new life into the traditions of Christmas, unravelling myths and mysteries surrounding our favourite time of year. The Christmas Book is a treasure chest of fascinating facts and tasty morsels, all in one delightful and handy volume. From setting the record straight about Jesus' birth, to explaining what a genuine Yule log is, to tracking the evolution of the Christmas card, there's something in here to entertain everyone, young and old alike. The fascinating read is guaranteed to add some much-needed spice to the festive season and will shake the Scrooge out of even the most cynical reader...

The Christmas Story

Author: Lois Rock,Diana Mayo

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745947945


Page: 29

View: 3431


The story of Jesus' birth is at the heart of the festivities that nowurround the Christmas season. Here are the traditional elements of the story,ased on the gospels of Luke and Matthew, telling of the visit from thengel, the journey to Bethlehem, the baby in the manger, the angels and thehepherds, the wise men and their gifts. This is a faithful retelling to benjoyed by children and adults alike.

The Christmas Book

How to Have the Best Christmas Ever

Author: Juliana Foster

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843176092

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 210

View: 4365


For the family who wants to make this Christmas the best ever comes The Christmas Book. Stuffed full of festive fun, this is an amusing and informative guide to surviving and making the most of the holiday season. This is a wonderful celebration of Christmas that all the family can enjoy, including: Christmas games for the family; hints and tips on Christmas food; present and card advice; yuletide stories, carols and poems; and tips on coping with tricky relations and bad presents. No mum, dad, boy or girl should be without this hilarious and practical guide this Christmas!

The Christmas Book

Author: Francis X Weiser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781640510548

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 9714


The classic book exploring the history of Christmas traditions.

It's Earlier 'Tis Getting: The Christmas Book of Irish Mammies

Author: Colm O'Regan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473509858

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 996


Christmas – a time for peace, joy and Mammies. While others are focusing on Santa/Santy, the school nativity play, the office party and its wild cousin the Twelve Pubs, panicked present shopping and the delicate diplomacy of in-law visiting, the Irish Mammy is mobilized in her war-room – ready for the campaign. Electric blankets have been set to maximum power; cards have been despatched; the turkey has been ordered; the decorations have been retrieved from the Place Where The Decorations Go and the fifth Big Shop (to get breadcrumbs) has been completed. There are homecomings from near and far, new arrivals, drama, bustle, tears and laughter, and Mammy at the heart of it all, directing operations. There’s bound to be something she’s forgotten – but luckily, just like a certain someone, she’s made a list.

Schaum Solo Piano Album Series: The Christmas Book

Author: John W. Schaum

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457456329

Category: Music

Page: 24

View: 7243


All-time favorite arrangements to please adults as well as young students. The 11 titles include: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town * The Little Drummer Boy * Gesù Bambino * A Holly Jolly Christmas * Sleigh Ride * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and more.

Inside the Christmas Story

Reflections for Advent

Author: Anthony Bash,Melanie Bash

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441121471

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9646


If you are troubled by the loss of 'Christ' in 'Christmas'; and by the noise, pressure and materialism of secular Advent with its emphasis on material and commercial rather than spiritual preparation for Christmas, this book will help you to read and think about Advent and Christmas in a new way. Co-authored by a New Testament specialist and a practising clinical psychologist, it explores the familiar narratives from the Christmas story with freshness and vigour, and draws out their implications for day-to-day living. The Christmas story is full of themes that we often avoid in churches - asylum seekers and refugees; death; loss and suffering; old age; childlessness - but they can give a new depth and meaning to our Christmas celebrations. Christmas will not seem the same again.

The Christmas Dog

Author: Melody Carlson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441204783

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 8150


Betty Kowalski isn't looking forward to the holidays. She just can't seem to find Christmas in her heart. There's church, of course. But who can she bake for these days? And who would care whether or not she pulled out the Christmas decorations? Her new neighbor just adds to the problem. He's doing home improvements that don't appear to be improving much of anything. These days when Betty looks out the window, she sees a beat-up truck, a pile of junk, lots of blue tarps, and--horror of horrors--an old pink toilet. But when a mangy dog appears at her doorstep, the stage is set for Betty to learn a very important lesson about what Christmas is all about. This contemporary Christmas story is a timely yet gentle reminder that God can work miracles through something as seemingly insignificant as a little brown dog.

The Hope of Christmas

Author: Jack Countryman

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400321247

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 592


Paints the picture of God’s promises for Christmas—from the beginning of time and to all of eternity. Go on a journey . . . from the promise of the Messiah given to us in the Old Testament . . . to the promise of Jesus’ birth in the New Testament . . . to the promise of Jesus’ life and our salvation . . . to the promise of His resurrection and our eternal life. This unique Christmas book contains Scripture followed by brief writings that will take readers on a voyage as they explore God’s prophecies and promises for Christmas—prophecies and promises that began centuries ago. Readers will be transported through the miracles of God’s promises from Genesis throughout eternity and that Jesus would come to fulfill those promises. More than a simple story, The Hope of Christmas reveals the broad and miraculous scope of Christ’s birth in the manger and the continual gift of His love, joy, peace, grace, comfort, and much more—all within our grasp because of our one true hope, Jesus Christ. The Hope of Christmas is Jesus’ gift foretold from the beginning of time, offering salvation and a life in Him for those who believe.

Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

Author: Gwen Ellis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1400314577

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2035


Retells the biblical story of the birth of Jesus, from the annunciation through the flight to Egypt.

The Battle for Christmas

Author: Stephen Nissenbaum

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307760227

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8260


Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history, Stephen Nissenbaum rediscovers Christmas's carnival origins and shows how it was transformed, during the nineteenth century, into a festival of domesticity and consumerism. Drawing on a wealth of period documents and illustrations, Nissenbaum charts the invention of our current Yuletide traditions, from St. Nicholas to the Christmas tree and, perhaps most radically, the practice of giving gifts to children. Bursting with detail, filled with subversive readings of such seasonal classics as "A Visit from St. Nicholas and A Christmas Carol, The Battle for Christmas captures the glorious strangeness of the past even as it helps us better understand our present. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Christmas Story

Author: Jay Frankston,James D. Kester

Publisher: Jay Frankston

ISBN: 9780962975417

Category: Santa Claus

Page: 48

View: 6912


The author describes how and why he became Santa Claus each year to a number of needy children whose letters to Santa he found in the postal service's dead letter office.