Father Christmas and his Christmas cards

The old gentleman , looking a “ Father Christmas ” personified , with his rosy
cheeks and long flowing white hair and beard , and face beaming with
benevolence ; while the little maid might have passed for Red Riding Hood , in
her bright ...

Author: Gertrude Carr Davison





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Father Christmas

Altogether, his first Christmas eve is a less than Silent Night. The proceeds of this book from whatever source will be donated to the Humane Society of Jefferson County for the benefit of the animal shelter.

Author: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough


ISBN: 9781619500525

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

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Spam the cat thought he'd seen a lot of the world in his nine months of life. After all, he was the foremost vampire hunter of Port Deception, WA. (SPAM VS THE VAMPIRE)! This was his first Christmas, however, and from what he'd heard on TV, on Christmas all was supposed to be calm, all was supposed to be bright. The deer and Renfrew the raccoon had other ideas however. In an attempt to keep Renfrew, aka "The UPS Bandit" from ruining a lot of Christmases, Spam begins a task that leads to his being the sole protection of a new mother and child, and a less-than-warm-and-fuzzy reunion with his feral father. Altogether, his first Christmas eve is a less than Silent Night. The proceeds of this book from whatever source will be donated to the Humane Society of Jefferson County for the benefit of the animal shelter.

My Week With Father Christmas

In "My Week with Father Christmas" all of Santa's personal secrets and those of his elves are revealed. A man known only as "Friend Peter" has his biggest wish granted - to spend a week at the North Pole with Father Christmas and his elves.

Author: Peter J. Fearne


ISBN: 9781846670213

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Christmas Crackers Other Christmas Stories by Juliana Horatia Ewing

”'Then you are Father Christmas,' said Patty. ”'And a Happy New Year,' was
Father Christmas's reply, which rather put me out. But he smiled in such a
satisfactory manner, that Patty went on, 'You're very old, aren't you?' ”'So I be,
miss, so I be,' ...

Author: Juliana Horatia Ewing

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 122

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e-artnow presents the Christmas Specials Series. We have selected the greatest Christmas novels, short stories and fairy tales for this joyful and charming holiday season, for all those who want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive with a heartwarming tale. Table of Contents: Snap-Dragons or, Old Father Christmas The Peace Egg Melchior's Dream Three Christmas Trees Christmas Crackers: A Fantasia The Willow Man Juliana Horatia Ewing (1841-1885) was an English writer of children's stories. Her writings display a sympathetic insight into children's lives, an admiration for things military, and a strong religious faith.

Father Christmas

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Coward Mc Cann

ISBN: 9780698202726

Category: British comic books, strips, etc

Page: 32

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A rather grumpy Father Christmas delivers gifts on Christmas Eve.

Big Book of Christmas Tales

"The same conviction seized upon us both. With one breath, we exclaimed, 'It's
Old Father Christmas!' "I know now that it was only an old man of the place, with
whom we did not happen to be acquainted and that he was taking a little fir-tree
up ...

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 5959

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This meticulously edited collection of Christmas tales, short stories, myths and legends is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Louisa May Alcott: Merry Christmas A Christmas Dream and How It Came True Becky's Christmas Dream Kitty's Class Day Rosa's Tale Tilly's Christmas The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation What the Bell Saw and Said A Christmas Turkey, and How It Came The Little Red Purse A Country Christmas O. Henry: The Gift of the Magi Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking Christmas by Injunction A Chaparral Christmas Gift Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Match Girl The Steadfast Tin Soldier The Snow Queen The Old House The Drop of Water The Happy Family The Story of a Mother The False Collar The Shadow The Old Street-lamp The Dream of Little Tuk The Naughty Boy The Two Neighboring Families The Darning-needle The Red Shoes Selma Lagerlöf: The Holy Night The Christmas Guest The Flight Into Egypt The Legend of the Christmas Rose Harriet Beecher Stowe: Betty's Bright Idea The First Christmas Of New England Deacon Pitkin's Farm Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man A Christmas Tree What Christmas Is As We Grow Older The Poor Relation's Story The Child's Story The Schoolboy's Story Nobody's Story The Seven Poor Travellers The Holly-Tree The Wreck of the Golden Mary The Perils of Certain English Prisoners A House to Let The Haunted House A Message From the Sea Tom Tiddler's Ground Somebody's Luggage Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions Mugby Junction No Thoroughfare Christmas at Fezziwig's Warehouse Thomas Nelson Page: Santa Claus's Partner A Captured Santa Claus Tommy Trots Visit to Santa Claus How the Captain made Christmas Anthony Trollope: Christmas at Thompson Hall Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage The Mistletoe Bough Not if I Know It The Two Generals William Dean Howells: Christmas Every Day Turkeys Turning the Tables The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express The Pumpkin Glory…

Why Father Christmas Was Late for Hartlepool

said Father Christmas . Owl , Penguin , Raggy Christine and Albapot opened
their eyes . “ Who ? Who ? ” hooted Owl and felt very surprised at himself
because he ' d remembered his hoot . " You must remember me , ” said Father
Christmas .

Author: Diana Hendry

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781856811088

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 30

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Father Christmas arranges for Lily, whose family is moving to a new house, to have four toys who have been waiting for years for a child to play with them.

Father Christmas Adventures

So there he sat, Father Christmas, resting, but he was not at ease with himself, for
he knew that William's time was running out. In a few years he would Best not to
dwell on this too much. Let us just say that he was in danger of becoming ...

Author: Paul T Kidd

Publisher: Cheshire Henbury

ISBN: 1901864138

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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In the best tradition of Christmas stories, Father Christmas Adventures provides a celebration of the festive season, while also critiquing contemporary society. Consisting of three short tales, all involving Father Christmas, this book delivers fables with unexpected twists and encounters, resulting in a degree of novelty that is rarely seen in this genre of fiction. Starting with a light-hearted account of what happens to parents who do not believe in Father Christmas, the book then offers a story where Father Christmas shows his concern for humanity's often damaging attitudes towards the natural world. Both tales hint at darker forces at work in the world, but this darkness comes to the fore in the final story, which cleverly links Father Christmas to one of the wise men in the nativity, while also creating an entanglement with an earlier work by the author (A Father Christmas Story). Father Christmas Adventures is a festive season delight that will truly stir the Christmas spirit and leave the reader reflecting on the author's crystal clear message concerning the urgent need for all peoples of the Earth to re-engage in saving humanity from itself.

Finding Father Christmas

Father Christmas!” Julia shouted, leaving her doll and pony and rushing to the
front window. “It's Father Christmas!” Mark stoppedpushing the buttons on the
remote control and hurried to the window. Edward and Ellie exchanged surprised

Author: Robin Jones Gunn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446570125

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn brings readers a poignant Christmas novella about a woman, desperate for a place to belong, who finds herself in London a few days before Christmas, looking for the father she never knew. In FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS, Miranda Carson's search for her father takes a turn she never expected when she finds herself in London with only a few feeble clues to who he might be. Unexpectedly welcomed into a family that doesn't recognize her, and whom she's quickly coming to love, she faces a terrible decision. Should she reveal her true identity and destroy their idyllic image of her father? Or should she carry the truth home with her to San Francisco and remain alone in this world? Whatever choice she makes during this London Christmas will forever change the future for both herself and the family she can't bear to leave. Robin Jones Gunn brilliantly combines lyrical writing and unforgettable characters to craft a story of longing and belonging that will stay with readers long after they close the pages of this book.

Father Christmas

Now that it was the afternoon of Christmas Eve, all she had to accomplish was a
dress rehearsal of the Nativity play in the ... Just before her father started the
service, she handed out the children's Christmas gifts, their mittens, little tops,
and ...

Author: Barbara Metzger

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 1611872006

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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A war hero's widow, Graceanne still has her adorable three-year-old twin boys to love--until she receives a letter from her late husband's demanding cousin, Leland Warrington, the Duke of Ware. It seems that the duke--thirty-two years old, twice widowed, and with no forseeable plans to marry again--is in desperate need of an heir. And seeing that Graceanne has two boys, she could easily spare one. Well, couldn't she? Graceanne is too strong a woman not to stand up to Leland's completely unreasonable expectations. When she does, she unleashes a hair-raising maternal fury that takes Leland by surprise. He also finds it all, quite frankly, magnificent. So much so that he's now entertaining thoughts of winning Graceanne's heart, as well as an heir--a romantic scheme that grows more mischievous, and more unpredictable, with each passing winter night.

The Ultimate Christmas Collection 400 Holiday Novels Tales Poems Carols Legends Illustrated Edition

"The same conviction seized upon us both. With one breath, we exclaimed, 'It's
Old Father Christmas!' "I know now that it was only an old man of the place, with
whom we did not happen to be acquainted and that he was taking a little fir-tree
up ...

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Fiction

Page: 10534

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Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Christmas Classics collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…

Father Christmas

Raphael Tuck. Clifton Bingham. Raphael Tuck Bibliographical Note Father
Christmas, first published by Dover.

Author: Raphael Tuck

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119262

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

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Make it an old-fashioned Christmas! Gather the family for an evening with these 12 charmingly illustrated poems from a century-old classic, including "The Plum Pudding," "Under the Mistletoe," and "At Tabbykin's Ball."

A Father Christmas Story Being a Tale of How Father Christmas Came to Be

There was an age, long distant now, when there was no Father Christmas! With
respect to this there is no doubt for it is a historical fact. Imagine that, no Father ...

Author: Paul T. Kidd

Publisher: Cheshire Henbury

ISBN: 9781901864106



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Ever wondered where the fable of Father Christmas came from? Well, here is an imaginative answer. Set in the forests of the cold north one Yuletide Eve long ago, A Father Christmas Story tells of strange encounters and mysterious events. The tale provides an account, in keeping with the spirit of the festive period, of the first appearance of Father Christmas. It is the story of one man's appointment with destiny and a meeting that changed the world forever. Conveying the true meaning of Christmas, this unusual and engaging book is full of familiar Christmas images.

The Secret Feast of Father Christmas

Had Martin really meant to choose this song for Father Christmas? I plucked out
the accompaniment as I examined the final verse. The whole arrangement was
easy to play. Then in came Father Christmas And said, oh magpie dear These ...

Author: Darryl Pickett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 149171610X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"He is not Santa Claus, and it isn’t the North Pole. It’s something far more mystical and grand.” On a warm December evening in 1937, thirteen-year-old New Zealander Mannie seeks a kiss from lovely Olivia Murney, and a chance to spend time with his vivacious Aunt Audra. Even the vexing presence of nine-year-old nuisance Clive doesn’t detract from the splendor of the occasion. But after a devastating family loss, Mannie discovers a world he never expected amid the fields and forests. He will soon enter a hidden passage to Very North, a distant palace buried in snow and steeped in mystery. He will meet the wise sorcerer Father Christmas, and his life will be forever changed. This unusual fantasy reveals hitherto unknown secrets about the powerful spell-caster Mother Solstice, the conspiracy of the Forest Abduction Brigade, and the proper incantation for the Seventh Moss Circle. Brave readers will uncover answers once known to just a privileged few. Make your way to the center of the labyrinth, to the surprising truth of Very North, and find joy in the face of despair.

Letters From Father Christmas

He is well again now, but I was so cross with him that he says he won't try to help
me again—I expect his temper is hurt, and will be mended by next Christmas. I
send you a picture of the accident and of my new house on the cliffs above the ...

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547964021

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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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.

Saint or Sinner Father Christmas The Chicago Years An Unauthorised Biography

Chapter 8 Reconciling Roles The Christmas of that year, was another resounding
success. For Christmas 1923, the factory produced a surplus 20% above target (
compared to the previous year of 22% above). However, with the target having ...

Author: Stefan Allsebrook

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471702197



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Bluey Meets Father Christmas

Author: Philip King

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 0954910672

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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Following on from the successful first book in the series, Bluey The Little Drip the latest story Bluey Meets Father Christmas continues the journey of the water droplets as they travel around the world. This time the droplets turn into snow flakes, become part of a snowman and travel with Santa on his sleigh. As they travel high in the sky the droplets become iciclesbut Bluey falls off landing in a very desolate spot near to a pool of stagnant water. He looks up to see Santa and his best friend Clara disappear over the horizon and felt very sad and alone. But it is Christmas and magic fills the air, plus, all Bluey stories come with a guaranteed happy ending.

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps

Nicholas Allan Sue Buswell. Nicholas Allan RED FOX Father Christmas sits on
his bum, It's time for him.

Author: Nicholas Allan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448158842

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Father Christmas is back, and this time he's had three helping of sprouts! As he tries to deliver the presents, his tummy rumbles, gurgles and groans, but Father Christmas knows he must keep it in - he doesn't want to wake anyone up! Will he come up TRUMPS?

Father Christmas Has the Flu

Dulce Rodrigues. Christmas ornament stars Christmas decorative stocking.

Author: Dulce Rodrigues


ISBN: 145207478X


Page: 80

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Set in Father Christmas' house in Sweden, this charming play by Dulce Rodrigues takes place in that holiday season. Regrettably, Father Christmas has come down with the flu. How will he deliver the presents? His assistant Elf dreams of playing Father Christmas for one night but Mrs. Christmas and her husband don't think it's a good idea. Instead they place an ad for a substitute and a young man who had once replaced the Finnish Father Christmas shows up. Angry because the Christmases did not think he was responsible enough to deliver the presents, Elf plays a prank on the substitute... Yet Father Christmas has no idea that this has happened until his replacement arrives in desperation. After confronting him, Elf confesses what he has done... and he is badly suffering the consequences... The book also features the story of Saint Nicholas, this mythical white-bearded gift-giving figure who entered our imagination in the form of Father Christmas or Santa. The Christmas carol "We wish you a Merry Christmas" is sung at the end of the play; a recipe for Mother Christmas Chocolate Cake and a few easy drawings for Christmas decorations are also included. Included are also production notes for stage performance in a classroom. If there is a character with whom we never get bored, that character is no doubt Father Christmas. With its twist on characters from the holiday season and its foreign setting, "Father Christmas has the Flu" may appeal to a wide audience. Both adults and children may be entertained by this charming play.

I Love You Father Christmas

Giles Andreae. 1-25. 35.5: Him 1 Dear father Christm as I loveyou,FatherChristm
as, In your big.

Author: Giles Andreae

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408335271

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A cosy Christmas picture book, capturing all the excitement of the festive season. This sweet and simple story is just right for Christmas cuddles. Little ones will love reading the joyful, rhyming story together and looking at the cosy, colourful illustrations. Following one little boy in the build-up to Christmas, this will make the perfect Christmas gift for even the youngest of children. "The warm and fuzzy feelings we all share for the jolly fellow in red are nicely captured in this sweet read, with lovingly rendered illustrations" - Prima Baby & Pregnancy From the author of much-loved classic, Giraffes Can't Dance.