Have you ever received one of those Christmas newsletters and thought, "Oh, brother! How much bragging can one family do?" Have you ever bought what you thought was the "perfect" Christmas gift for your best friend, only to later discover he's trying to sell it on Ebay? Have you ever tried a new holiday recipe that nearly caused your guests to need their stomachs pumped? Then this book is for you! These 17 holiday-themed short stories by New England humor columnist, Sally Breslin, were selected from her weekly newspaper columns from the past 15 years and cover every topic from hanging Christmas lights to making New Year's resolutions. If the holidays tend to get you down or stress you out, these stories will relax and entertain you...and hopefully, make you laugh out loud (at least once!).
Most famous in the realm of holiday literature for his 1843 publication, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens was in fact a prolific writer in the yuletide genre and a great contributor to many now-prevalent traditions of the holiday itself. In 1944, A Christmas Carol, Dickens released The Chimes: A Christmas Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In, which combined his usual sympathy for the poor with the notion that we must always strive to live in nobler ways. In 1845 came the novella The Cricket on the Hearth. The years 1846 and 1848 respectively saw published The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain. Because of this wealth of Christmas-themed works, Dickens is sometime referred to as the man who invented Christmas.”
The holidays are an exciting time for children in the classroom and the home. The rich history and fun celebrations of holidays make students excited both for parties and learning. TheWriting Prompts for Holidays series is a collection of imaginative situations and questions related to 20 major holidays, including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and more. First Grade Writing Prompts for Holidays is a workbook that will help first grade students to start developing their creative writing skills.Holidays sections in the book include:
30 Sing-Along Favorites for the Christmas Season-includes Songbook and CD
Christmas carols bring the joy of the season, especially when shared with others. The Classic Christmas Caroling Pack , which includes a CD and songbook of 30 of the season's most popular songs from the Christian Life Hymnal, is the perfect addition to any Christmas gathering.
The songbook contains sheet music and lyrics, and the CD features split-track recording (instruments-only on the left track, voices-only on the right), which makes it ideal for Christmas caroling.
Whether you're gathered around the piano or out singing on the streets, the Classic Christmas Caroling Pack is a seasonal must-have.
These 30 carols were selected for their richness of message and timeless appeal:
Second in the holiday series of beginning chapter books for the young history enthusiast! The Medieval Maidens Holiday series lets readers become part of the special day of real princesses who lived in real medieval castles. Adele's holiday takes place on the Feast of the Nativity. Readers learn what life was like this holiday was like in the 11th century.
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