Letters From Father Christmas

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547951906
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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 painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house into the dining room; 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, and many more. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien’s inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.

The Father Christmas Letters

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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A collection of annual letters from Father Christmas telling wonderful tales of life at the North Pole. The letters were written each year by the author to his children.

The Autobiography Of Santa Claus

Author: Jeff Guinn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101127773
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It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history. An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!

Santa Claus

Author: Rod Green
Publisher: Crows Nest
ISBN: 9781742371078
Size: 49.82 MB
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Everyone knows what Santa Claus does - but how exactly does he manage it? Explore the incredible details of Santa's world in this book, but once you've found out, shhh!...keep it to yourself! He can tell if you're sound asleep or not. He keeps a list of who's been naughty. And he manages to deliver presents to every child in one night. Discover some of Santa's best kept secrets, from his hidden house at the North Pole to his amazing sleigh and the power of magic that really can help reindeer learn how to fly. Meet the most important person in Santa's life - Mrs Claus - and the army of elves who work so hard to make Christmas such a special time of year.

Eleven Pipers Piping

Author: C. C. Benison
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0440339847
Size: 43.74 MB
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The welcome return of C. C. Benison’s delectable series featuring Father Tom Christmas—“an irresistible addition to the ranks of clerical sleuths” (Julia Spencer-Fleming) Father Tom Christmas, the recently widowed vicar adjusting to life in the English village of Thornford Regis, would do almost anything to avoid attending the annual Robert Burns Supper at the local hotel. But as chaplain to a traditional Scottish pipe band, Father Tom must deliver the grace—and contend with wailing bagpipes, whiskey-laced parishioners reciting poetry, and the culinary abomination that is haggis. As snow falls to unprecedented depths, the revelers carry on—briefly interrupted by an enigmatic stranger seeking shelter. Then Will Moir, proprietor of the hotel and a dedicated piper, inexplicably goes missing—only to be found later in the hotel’s dark tower, alone and dead from what appears to be a heart attack. Father Tom’s own heart sinks when he learns the actual cause of Will’s demise. When word gets out, the flurry of innocent speculation descends into outlandish gossip. And, for all its tranquil charm, Thornford Regis has plenty to gossip about—illicit trysts, muted violence, private sorrows, and old, unresolved tragedies. The question is: Who would benefit most from the piper’s death? Suspicion swirls around many, including Will’s beautiful widow, their shadowy son, Will’s obnoxious brother-in-law, and even the mysterious party crasher, who knows more than she lets on about the grudges she left behind—but never forgot. Brimming with wit, full of genuine surprise, and featuring one of the most memorable (and unlikely) detectives in mystery fiction, C. C. Benison’s second Father Christmas mystery will delight readers with a puzzle that truly defies solution. Praise for C. C. Benison’s first Father Christmas mystery, Twelve Drummers Drumming “Splendid . . . An intelligent and empathic protagonist and skillful prose make this a winner.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Benison does an admirable job balancing humor with suspense. . . . Father Christmas’s first case leaves you eager for his next.”—The Wall Street Journal “A crime novel that Agatha Christie might have been justly proud to claim as her own.”—Margaret Maron, New York Times bestselling author of Christmas Mourning “Highly recommended . . . [a] marvelous series debut.”—Library Journal “The perfect treat for suspense fans in a holiday mood.”—BookPage

A Letter To Father Christmas

Author: Sue Porter
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781841210087
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Charlotte loves writing, and can copy beautifully. However she is too young to read, and that is how she comes to send her mother's shopping list to Father Christmas instead of her own letter.

Father S Love Letter

Author: Barry Adams
Publisher: Wingspread Pub
ISBN: 9780875099996
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Experience the love you have been waiting for all your life. A full-color gift book containing 57 powerful devotional thoughts including a prayer that will help you put into words your response to God. Heartwarming photography of children illustrates each devotional.

The Elf On The Shelf A Christmas Tradition

Author: Carol V. Aebersold
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ISBN: 9780984365159
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is an activity the entire family will enjoy. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, this cleverly rhymed children's book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. During the holiday season, the elf watches children by day and reports to Santa each night. When children awake, the elf has returned from the North Pole and can be found hiding in a different location. This activity allows The Elf on the Shelf to become a delightful hide-and-seek game.

The Letters Of J R R Tolkien

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618056996
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Appearing in paperback for the first time with a newly expanded Index comes this collection of personal letters, the only source for Tolkien's own thoughts on the creation and meaning of Middle-earth.

After You

Author: Natascha McElhone
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241955270
Size: 60.72 MB
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Natascha McElhone was away filming in LA, with her two sons and pregnant with her third child when she received news that her beloved husband, Martin, had died suddenly of a heart attack.Unable to accept this devastating loss, she began writing letters to her husband, telling him how she felt, and how she and her children were adapting to life without him. The result is After You, a triumphant testament to the resilience of the human spirit. It is a profoundly moving tribute to Natascha McElhone's three sons, whose appetite for life led the author through her darkest moments, and to their remarkable father.