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Halloween (pictorial America): Vintage Images Of America's Living Past

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Over 60 images relating to Halloween are found in this full-color paperback. Part of Applewood's Pictorial America series, the book features images drawn from historical sources and includes prints, paintings, illustrations, and photographs. This small gem is…
Christmas Memories: Gifts, Activities, Fads, and Fancies, 1920s-1960s

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Oh, those Christmas memories. We all have them, locked away in our hearts. But what about the Christmases we weren't there for? The one our favorite heirloom ornament came from, or the one we know only from a picture of our newlywed parents smiling under the…
Seasonal Sociology
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|September 11, 2020

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Life in Canada is marked, celebrated, enjoyed, and dreaded in ways that respond very specifically to the seasons. Sociological thinking allows people to ask questions about things that are otherwise just taken-for-granted. Thinking about the seasons…
Letters To Santa Claus
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|October 5, 2015

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For years, children and adults have stuffed their candid dreams, wishes, and promises into envelopes addressed to Santa Claus. Whether the envelopes come with stamps or without, are addressed to "The Big Red Guy at Jingle Bells Lane" or simply "To Santa," for…
Last Christmas: Memories Of Christmases Past And Hopes Of Future Ones
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|November 5, 2019

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When you think back to Christmases past, what made it magical? Looking towards the future, what would your perfect Christmas be? What would you change? What should we all change? The perfect holiday book, featuring the remembrances of Meryl Streep, Emilia Clarke,…
The Little Book Of Thanks: A Gift Of Joy And Appreciation

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With inspiring words of gratitude, this tiny book with a great big message, helps us recognize the people who make our lives brighter and our hearts lighter. Enlightening quotes and short writings paired with adorable animal photos provide the perfect way to…
Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, And Silent Nights: A Cultural History Of American Christmas Songs

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"Santa Claus, singing cowboys, love, hymns, satire, snow, Bing and Dean and Frank, fictional reindeer and warbling chipmunks: American Christmas music! Ronald Lankford has the rare ability to reconcile the sacred and the profane in an easy narrative that manages…
Atheist's Guide to Christmas
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|November 1, 2010

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When the Atheist Bus Campaign was first launched, over £150,000, was raised in four days - enough to place the advert 'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life' on 800 UK buses in January 2009. Now dozens of atheist writers, comedians and…
Merry Christmas!: Celebrating America's Greatest Holiday

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It wouldn't be Christmas without the "things." How they came to mean so much, and to play such a prominent role in America's central holiday, is the tale told in this delightful and edifying book. In a style characteristically engaging and erudite, Karal Ann…
Festivals, Family And Food
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|January 24, 1998

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This family favourite is a unique, well loved source of stories, recipes, things to make, activities, poems, songs and festivals. Each festival such as Christmas, Candlemas and Martinmas has its own, well-illustrated chapter. There are also sections on Birthdays,…
Penguin Classics 02 Christmas Books

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In The Cricket of the Hearth , Charles Dickens paints a world of toys and sweets that is the living realm of ecstatic joy and peace of the holiday season. The Battle of Life is rich with a theme that addresses the morally beneficial effects of memory. The…
The Real Santa of Miller & Rhoads: The Extraordinary Life of Bill Strother: The Extraordinary Life…

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After the turn of the twentieth century, young Bill Strother left the tobacco farms of North Carolina to make a living climbing buildings. He became known as the "Human Spider," scaling countless structures across the nation. Yet this was just a prelude to his…
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