By Anne Perry and available from Headline Christmas Novellas A Christmas
Journey A Christmas Visitor A Christmas Guest A Christmas Secret A Christmas
Beginning A Christmas Grace A Christmas Promise A Christmas Odyssey A ...
Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Hachette UK
A festive house party takes a sinister turn... Victor Narraway and his wife, Lady Vespasia, are invited to spend Christmas at Cavendish Hall with a gathering of old acquaintances, but it is not the quiet, rather stiff house party they had expected. While there, Victor must undertake his final mission for Special Branch, reminiscent of another one in the past, at which he had tragically failed. When disaster strikes and one of the guests is left for dead, Victor fears that history is repeating itself. But which of them is intent on murder? And can Victor accept that he is not to blame...? A Christmas Gathering is the gripping new festive mystery from the pen of Anne Perry, the master of Victorian crime.
(Easy Piano Songbook). 17 holiday tunes masterfully arranged by Phillip Keveren for easy piano with a ragtime flair.
Author: Phillip Keveren
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
(Easy Piano Songbook). 17 holiday tunes masterfully arranged by Phillip Keveren for easy piano with a ragtime flair. Includes: Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella * Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy * The First Noel * Good King Wenceslas * The Holly and the Ivy * Joy to the World * Up on the Housetop * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * and more.
Be unique with this one of kind journal; unlike anything else.
Author: E Meehan
Publisher: Independently Published
Be unique with this one of kind journal; unlike anything else. Journaling is one of the best activities for any age.This journal features tons of room inside for writing notes, doodling, drawings and ideas. It can be used as a notebook, writing journal or small composition book for school, work, home or quiet time. This paperback journal is 6" x 9" and has 100 pages that is lined ruled. Stocking Stuffers & Gift Baskets Birthday & Christmas Gifts Graduation & End of School Year Gifts Summer Travel & Vacations Teacher Gifts Art Journals and Doodle Diaries Back to School If you are looking for a different book, make sure to click on the author name for other great journal ideas. Can Be Used As: Dream & Nightmare Journals Food & Diet Diaries Creative Hand Writing Notebooks Penmanship and Cursive Practice Homework or Summer School Projects Church Prayer Journals Doodle Scribble Diaries School & Class Notebooks Stationary For Letter Writing & Family Notes Quiet Time Coloring Home Schooling Notebooks
... 29, 34 carnival rides, 5, 8, 17 Christmas Day, 17, 30 Christmas Eve, 27–29
church, 5, 7–8, 15, 30 costumes, 7, 15, 27 Day of the Three Kings, 33–34 Fiesta
of the Virgin of Guadalupe, 7–8 Fiesta of the Virgin of Soledad, 15–17 fiestas, 5,
Author: Michael Elsohn Ross
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Describes the experiences of children during the festivals and religious observances of the Christmas season in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Film plays a vital role in the celebration of Christmas. For decades, it has taught audiences about what the celebration of the season looks like – from the decorations to the costumes and to the expected snowy weather – as well as mirrors our own festivities back to us. Films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone have come to play key roles in real-life domestic celebrations: watching such titles has become, for many families, every bit as important as tree-trimming and leaving cookies out for Santa. These films have exported the American take on the holiday far and wide and helped us conjure an image of the perfect holiday. Rather than settling the ‘what is a Christmas film?’ debate – indeed, Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are discussed within – Analyzing Christmas in Film: Santa to the Supernatural focuses on the how Christmas is presented on the deluge of occasions when it appears. While most Christmas films are secular, religion makes many cameos, appearing through Nativity references, storylines involving spiritual rebirth, the framing of Santa as a Christ-like figure and the all-importance of family, be it the Holy family or just those gathered around the dining table. Also explored are popular narratives involving battles with stress and melancholy, single parents and Christmas martyrs, visits from ghosts and angels, big cities and small towns, break-ups and make-ups and the ticking clock of mortality. Nearly 1000 films are analyzed in this volume to determine what the portrayal of Christmas reveals about culture, society and faith as well as sex roles, consumerism, aesthetics and aspiration.
Christmas. 'What're you getting for Christmas?' asked Smiler. He and Ben were
squeezed into Smiler's tiny bedroom poring over his stamp collection. Licking a
hinge, Smiler carefully secured to the page his new Irish halfpenny stamp with
Author: Marilyn Taylor
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A web of secrets can risk lives ... When Hetty’s family move to Martin Street near Portobello bridge in Dublin, they’re not sure of their welcome. And next door, Ben’s family are not sure about their new Jewish neighbours: it’s The Emergency and they are suspicious of strangers. But for Ben, the chance to earn a few pence is too great and secretly he does odd jobs for them. And there’s a bigger secret: Renata, a World War Two refugee, is on the run in the city. Hetty is determined to rescue her. The web of secrets begins to unravel and there are lives at risk. Can Hetty and Ben overcome their differences and save Renata, or are they just meddling in things they know too little about?
1950): 54– 55; “Santa Claus Slump,” NW, 38 (17 Dec. 1951): 75; “Stores Bank on
Next Two Weeks,” 22, “Christmas Sales Came Through,” 22, “Never, Never
Underestimate the Power of a Man,” NW, 42 (14 Dec. 1953): 67; “It's Fast, It's
Author: William Waits
Publisher: NYU Press
In days of old, Christmas was defined by the custom of exchanging simple handmade gifts. Today, it has become a multi-billion industry, synonymous with commercialism and consumption. How did this transformation occur? In this incisive and engaging examination of how Christmas has evolved since 1880, Waits chronicles the history of the holiday, from its origin to its current form. The book is illustrated with dozens of historical photographs and will be of interest to cultural and social historians alike. Christmas was a relatively modest occasion in the English- speaking world, celebrated by the exchange of modest handmade gifts, until the Victorians invested the holiday with immense significance as part of a larger effort to celebrate home, family, and a mythic past of well-ordered communities. By the late 19th century, Christmas had become a major American festival. Today, it is a multi-billion dollar industry and easily the most important seasonal event of the year. In this survey of the modern American Christmas, William Waits shows us how this holiday emerged, tracing its evolution from the days prior to 1880 when people presented one another with simple crafted presents to the turn of the century when industrialization brought with it waves of inexpensive, tawdry gimcracks. In the early twentieth century, reform-minded Americans reflecting on the new Christmas prompted a backlash against this cheapening of the Yule tradition, and the Christmas card was born. Henceforth, family members and close friends exchanged useful, costly items, while cards were sent to acquaintances and distant relatives. These reformers also persuaded retail stores to keep their regular hours of business during the holiday, rather than lengthening them, to give trade workers the opportunity to join in the celebration. They also rationalized the collection and distribution of holiday charity, resulting in the Christmas celebration we have today. Waits's book clearly illustrates that the notion that Christmas is uncontrollable is simply untrue. An incisive and engaging history of giftgiving, The Modern Christmas in Americaalso examines the differing traditions of giftgiving to friends, employees, the poor, and among entire communities. Handsomely illustrated with dozens of historical photographs, this book is not only the perfect holiday gift but will also be of interest to any student of American history and culture.
This book features Christmas music of primarily classical origins, transcribed for one, two, or three electric guitars. These transcriptions were notated in standard notation and tablature and are meant to be performed with a pick, or using hybrid picking. Even though a few of the pieces may be played on a standard guitar, the others require an electric guitar or a guitar with a cutaway. the recording features performances of all of the music in the book with anywhere from one to as many as eight guitars sounding simultaneously. the last four tracks of the CD feature certain previous tracks with the first guitar omitted. By using these tracks as accompaniment one can practice or perform with the CD. Selections include Carol of the Bells, Four miniatures from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, Johann Pachelbel's Kanon, and more.
... Christmas saint a good person , thought to be especially holy after they have
died spirits beings that you can ' t see – a bit like ghosts tradition a custom – a
way of doing something passed down from parents LT Index Mithra 7 Advent 16 - 17 ...
Author: Catherine Chambers
Publisher: Evans Brothers
A study of how Christmas is celebrated around the world. The book describes the cultural and religious importance to the cultures involved and offers ideas for making festive decorations and food. 5-8 yrs.
"The seventeen Christmas songs in this volume, arranged in comfortable keys, can be used for players at different levels and for all kinds of occasions.
Author: Karen Khanagov
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
"The seventeen Christmas songs in this volume, arranged in comfortable keys, can be used for players at different levels and for all kinds of occasions. All three editions (Violin, Viola, and Cello) include two parts for either solo or duet performance and piano accompaniment. The three books are all compatible so that ensembles may mix and match parts as desired. Suzuki groups may particularly enjoy these arrangements. The CD provides the piano accompaniments alone. It can be used for back-up, improvisatory play-along, or for pleasant listening by itself."
"The seventeen Christmas songs in this volume are arranged in comfortable keys for players at all levels and for all occasions.
Author: Karen Khanagov
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
"The seventeen Christmas songs in this volume are arranged in comfortable keys for players at all levels and for all occasions. It includes two parts for either solo or duet performance and piano accompaniment. The books for flute, trombone, trumpet and alto sax are compatible so that ensembles may mix and match parts as desired. Suzuki groups may particularly enjoy these arrangements. The CD provides the piano accompaniments alone to be used for back-up, improvisatory play-along, or for pleasant listening by itself."
Author: T/Sgt. James Lee Hutchinson, Ed.S.Publish On: 2011-11-23
ChristmAs. eVe1944. Itwas. December 22, 1944 and the lead-colored sky
showed no sign of clearing when we ... radio operator on a B-17 Flying Fortress
with just three bombing missions under my belt and this was not a Christmas Eve
Author: T/Sgt. James Lee Hutchinson, Ed.S.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author in flight gear after photo twelfth mission – second Air Medal (age nineteen) He still wears lucky Air Cadet ring! Hutch's third book contains short stories of boys on B-17 Flying Fortress crews in deadly missions with the Eighth Air Force in World War II and stories of his own teenage combat experiences as radio/gunner on twenty missions with the Mighty Eighth. Teenagers enlisted or were drafted, trained and went into combat before they could legally vote or buy a drink. They volunteered to fly in the Army's Air Cadet Program and became a part of the greatest air armada in the world. Most of the gunners on a bomber crew were teenagers and the average age of officers was twenty-four. Veterans' memoirs and diaries give amazing reports of fighter attacks, flak damage and those who survived being shot down out to become Prisoners of War. These youngsters manned the planes that bombed and destroyed Germany’s military and war industry. The price of victory was high, with an extreme loss of aircrews and planes. Eighth Air Force losses were among the highest of any military unit. Like the author, teenagers who survived to tell the stories of those great air battles are now in their mid-eighties and rapidly passing into history. See previous books "Through These Eyes" and "Bombs Away!" See a free DVD at http://video.smithville.net/?p=17 for interviews of the author with actual WW II combat film footage.
... Herdsmen and Tillers of the Ground 29 Hunters and Fishers 29 Story of a Christmas in the Olderi Time 29 Summerly's ... 17 Dumas ' Celebrated Crimes 25
Fairholt's ( F. W. ) Home of Shakspere 8 Florist and Garden Miscellany 19 Hand ...
Not likely, I knew, but these are the kinds of things a kid thinks about on
Christmas Eve. Eleven o'clock. I wasn't even sleepy. I could smell the. Earlier I
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Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Harper Collins
This touching, funny, heartwarming and true story will become an instant Christmas Classic. In the late sixties, New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews thought he was having a very good Christmas. He got the Incredible Edible Machine and the G.I. Joe he asked for. He even got a white belt. He also got socks from his Aunt Jane--unarguably a very lousy Christmas gift. How could he know that those lousy socks would change Christmas and him forever. Includes a CD with the author's performance of Socks.