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The Spirits of Christmas

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What darkness lurks beneath the Season of Lights? T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring … but are you sure about that? The dark winter nights can hold many secrets. Sylvia Shults has gathered over 120 tales of Christmas ghosts, giving new meaning to "the dead of winter". Shults organizes the book around seven themes. They encompass everything from strange Christmas customs ("We Wish You A Merry Christmas … Or Else!"), to the season's monsters ("He Sees You When You're Sleeping"), to ghost stories of Christmas ("'Tis The Season" and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"). Unwrap this book, and shiver your way through this great collection of gho-ho-hosts.

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Charles Dickens,David Thompson
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Adapted for the stage by Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson, "A Christmas Carol" follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas: charity, redemption, and compassion for his fellow human beings. Praised as "intelligent" and "literate" by the press, Thompson's adaptation creates a "perfect balance of Dickensian fidelity and modern theatricality." Original Christmas songs throughout the play infuse the beloved classic with an uplifting festivity that truly captures the joy and fellowship of the holiday season.

Download or read A Christmas Carol book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Adapted for the stage by Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson, "A Christmas Carol" follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas: charity, redemption, and compassion for his fellow human beings. Praised as "intelligent" and "literate" by the press, Thompson's adaptation creates a "perfect balance of Dickensian fidelity and modern theatricality." Original Christmas songs throughout the play infuse the beloved classic with an uplifting festivity that truly captures the joy and fellowship of the holiday season.


The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Ken Regan
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN-10: 1973604248
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Its the week before Christmas, and Bertram, the angel in charge of spreading Christmas spirit, is back on earth in the guise of Santa Claus. His mission is to help Richard Garrison through his crisis of turning fifty by getting him to mentor Bobby, a young boy whose father is away, serving in the military. Will his plan come together by Christmas morning? Not if Richard keeps forgetting to deliver the present he needs to give to Bobby. From the author of A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity comes another uplifting tale filled with laughter, warmth, and all the magical elements of the Christmas season.

Download or read The Spirit of Christmas book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Its the week before Christmas, and Bertram, the angel in charge of spreading Christmas spirit, is back on earth in the guise of Santa Claus. His mission is to help Richard Garrison through his crisis of turning fifty by getting him to mentor Bobby, a young boy whose father is away, serving in the military. Will his plan come together by Christmas morning? Not if Richard keeps forgetting to deliver the present he needs to give to Bobby. From the author of A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity comes another uplifting tale filled with laughter, warmth, and all the magical elements of the Christmas season.


The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street

The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Karen White
Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 0698193016
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The Christmas spirit is overtaking Tradd Street with a vengeance in this festive new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Karen White. Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy--after all, it's the first Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin babies. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. Local students are thrilled by the possibility of unearthing more Colonial-era artifacts at the cistern, but Melanie is concerned by the ghosts connected to the cistern that have suddenly invaded her life and her house--and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer.... And these relics aren't the only precious artifacts for which people are searching. A past adversary is convinced that there is a long-lost Revolutionary War treasure buried somewhere on the property that Melanie inherited--untold riches rumored to be brought over from France by the Marquis de Lafayette himself and intended to help the Colonial war effort. It's a treasure literally fit for a king, and there have been whispers throughout history that many have already killed--and died--for it. And now someone will stop at nothing to possess it--even if it means destroying everything Melanie holds dear.

Download or read The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). The Christmas spirit is overtaking Tradd Street with a vengeance in this festive new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Karen White. Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy--after all, it's the first Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin babies. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. Local students are thrilled by the possibility of unearthing more Colonial-era artifacts at the cistern, but Melanie is concerned by the ghosts connected to the cistern that have suddenly invaded her life and her house--and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer.... And these relics aren't the only precious artifacts for which people are searching. A past adversary is convinced that there is a long-lost Revolutionary War treasure buried somewhere on the property that Melanie inherited--untold riches rumored to be brought over from France by the Marquis de Lafayette himself and intended to help the Colonial war effort. It's a treasure literally fit for a king, and there have been whispers throughout history that many have already killed--and died--for it. And now someone will stop at nothing to possess it--even if it means destroying everything Melanie holds dear.


A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Charles Dickens
Editor: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
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A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, usually known just as A Christmas Carol is a fairy-tale novel by a British classic Charles Dickens, that was published in 1843. It consists of five chapters, or staves as the author named them. Among all the stories from Christmas Books by Dickens this one became the most popular story about Christmas in Great Britain and outside the country. The main character is an old gloomy miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who doesn’t love anyone or anything except his money. He doesn’t understand why everybody is so happy about Christmas and with disgust, refuses the invitation from his kind nephew to celebrate this holiday together with his family. On Christmas Eve, the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley appeared in front of Scrooge, and it changed him drastically…

Download or read A Christmas Carol book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, usually known just as A Christmas Carol is a fairy-tale novel by a British classic Charles Dickens, that was published in 1843. It consists of five chapters, or staves as the author named them. Among all the stories from Christmas Books by Dickens this one became the most popular story about Christmas in Great Britain and outside the country. The main character is an old gloomy miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who doesn’t love anyone or anything except his money. He doesn’t understand why everybody is so happy about Christmas and with disgust, refuses the invitation from his kind nephew to celebrate this holiday together with his family. On Christmas Eve, the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley appeared in front of Scrooge, and it changed him drastically…


Spirit of the Season

Spirit of the Season [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Fern Michaels
Editor: Kensington Books
ISBN-10: 1496721918
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New York Times Bestseller In #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels’ heartwarming holiday novel, Christmas is a time for remembering loved ones—past and present . . . Joy Preston misses her beloved late grandmother dearly. But when she learns the terms of Nana’s will, she’s shocked—and more than a little irked. Joy’s life is in Denver. How can Nana have expected her to give that up, even temporarily, to take over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina for six months? Still, there’s no denying Heart and Soul’s charm, especially at holiday time . . . The B&B is always elaborately decorated for the season, with themed guest rooms and dazzling lawn displays created for the annual Parade of Homes competition. The entire town takes part in the festivities, and soon, Joy is too, letting her reservations melt away. Yet there’s another reason for Heart and Soul’s popularity . . . Rumor has it that, during the holidays, guests can be reunited with the spirit of a loved one who’s passed on. Joy is skeptical, yet she feels her Nana’s influence all around her—perhaps even indulging in a little matchmaking between Joy and a handsome estate attorney who just might inspire a magical new beginning . . . Praise for Holly and Ivy “Bestselling Michaels’ bittersweet Christmas story offers the promise of a better tomorrow.” —Booklist “The storyline is an emotional rollercoaster, so keep a tissue box nearby . . . A great read." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Download or read Spirit of the Season book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). New York Times Bestseller In #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels’ heartwarming holiday novel, Christmas is a time for remembering loved ones—past and present . . . Joy Preston misses her beloved late grandmother dearly. But when she learns the terms of Nana’s will, she’s shocked—and more than a little irked. Joy’s life is in Denver. How can Nana have expected her to give that up, even temporarily, to take over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina for six months? Still, there’s no denying Heart and Soul’s charm, especially at holiday time . . . The B&B is always elaborately decorated for the season, with themed guest rooms and dazzling lawn displays created for the annual Parade of Homes competition. The entire town takes part in the festivities, and soon, Joy is too, letting her reservations melt away. Yet there’s another reason for Heart and Soul’s popularity . . . Rumor has it that, during the holidays, guests can be reunited with the spirit of a loved one who’s passed on. Joy is skeptical, yet she feels her Nana’s influence all around her—perhaps even indulging in a little matchmaking between Joy and a handsome estate attorney who just might inspire a magical new beginning . . . Praise for Holly and Ivy “Bestselling Michaels’ bittersweet Christmas story offers the promise of a better tomorrow.” —Booklist “The storyline is an emotional rollercoaster, so keep a tissue box nearby . . . A great read." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars


Pagan Christmas

Pagan Christmas [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Christian Rätsch,Claudia Müller-Ebeling
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN-10: 1594776601
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An examination of the sacred botany and the pagan origins and rituals of Christmas • Analyzes the symbolism of the many plants associated with Christmas • Reveals the shamanic rituals that are at the heart of the Christmas celebration The day on which many commemorate the birth of Christ has its origins in pagan rituals that center on tree worship, agriculture, magic, and social exchange. But Christmas is no ordinary folk observance. It is an evolving feast that over the centuries has absorbed elements from cultures all over the world--practices that give plants and plant spirits pride of place. In fact, the symbolic use of plants at Christmas effectively transforms the modern-day living room into a place of shamanic ritual. Christian Rätsch and Claudia Müller-Ebeling show how the ancient meaning of the botanical elements of Christmas provides a unique view of the religion that existed in Europe before the introduction of Christianity. The fir tree was originally revered as the sacred World Tree in northern Europe. When the church was unable to drive the tree cult out of people’s consciousness, it incorporated the fir tree by dedicating it to the Christ child. Father Christmas in his red-and-white suit, who flies through the sky in a sleigh drawn by reindeer, has his mythological roots in the shamanic reindeer-herding tribes of arctic Europe and Siberia. These northern shamans used the hallucinogenic fly agaric mushroom, which is red and white, to make their soul flights to the other world. Apples, which figure heavily in Christmas baking, are symbols of the sun god Apollo, so they find a natural place at winter solstice celebrations of the return of the sun. In fact, the authors contend that the emphasis of Christmas on green plants and the promise of the return of life in the dead of winter is just an adaptation of the pagan winter solstice celebration.

Download or read Pagan Christmas book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). An examination of the sacred botany and the pagan origins and rituals of Christmas • Analyzes the symbolism of the many plants associated with Christmas • Reveals the shamanic rituals that are at the heart of the Christmas celebration The day on which many commemorate the birth of Christ has its origins in pagan rituals that center on tree worship, agriculture, magic, and social exchange. But Christmas is no ordinary folk observance. It is an evolving feast that over the centuries has absorbed elements from cultures all over the world--practices that give plants and plant spirits pride of place. In fact, the symbolic use of plants at Christmas effectively transforms the modern-day living room into a place of shamanic ritual. Christian Rätsch and Claudia Müller-Ebeling show how the ancient meaning of the botanical elements of Christmas provides a unique view of the religion that existed in Europe before the introduction of Christianity. The fir tree was originally revered as the sacred World Tree in northern Europe. When the church was unable to drive the tree cult out of people’s consciousness, it incorporated the fir tree by dedicating it to the Christ child. Father Christmas in his red-and-white suit, who flies through the sky in a sleigh drawn by reindeer, has his mythological roots in the shamanic reindeer-herding tribes of arctic Europe and Siberia. These northern shamans used the hallucinogenic fly agaric mushroom, which is red and white, to make their soul flights to the other world. Apples, which figure heavily in Christmas baking, are symbols of the sun god Apollo, so they find a natural place at winter solstice celebrations of the return of the sun. In fact, the authors contend that the emphasis of Christmas on green plants and the promise of the return of life in the dead of winter is just an adaptation of the pagan winter solstice celebration.


Dickens' Christmas Spirits

Dickens' Christmas Spirits [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Charles Dickens
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN-10: 0486130797
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The only Dickens collection available with a supernatural theme, this elegant hardcover volume gathers seven chilling Christmas tales: "A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain," and more. Over 60 illustrations.

Download or read Dickens' Christmas Spirits book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). The only Dickens collection available with a supernatural theme, this elegant hardcover volume gathers seven chilling Christmas tales: "A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain," and more. Over 60 illustrations.


A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Charles Dickens
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN-10: 1509831371
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A major new BBC adaptation coming to your screens this Christmas. When A Christmas Carol was first published in 1843 it was an overnight success. A celebration of Christmas, a tale of redemption, and a critique on Victorian society, Charles Dickens' atmospheric novella follows the miserly, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge who views Christmas as 'humbug'. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. Featuring original illustrations by John Leech, with an afterword by Anna South. It is only through a series of eerie, life-changing visits from the ghost of his deceased business partner Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future that Scrooge begins to see the error of his ways. With heart-rending characters, rich imagery and evocative language, the hopeful message of A Christmas Carol remains as significant today as when it was first published.

Download or read A Christmas Carol book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A major new BBC adaptation coming to your screens this Christmas. When A Christmas Carol was first published in 1843 it was an overnight success. A celebration of Christmas, a tale of redemption, and a critique on Victorian society, Charles Dickens' atmospheric novella follows the miserly, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge who views Christmas as 'humbug'. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. Featuring original illustrations by John Leech, with an afterword by Anna South. It is only through a series of eerie, life-changing visits from the ghost of his deceased business partner Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future that Scrooge begins to see the error of his ways. With heart-rending characters, rich imagery and evocative language, the hopeful message of A Christmas Carol remains as significant today as when it was first published.


Down a Dark Hall

Down a Dark Hall [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Lois Duncan
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 031613435X
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A paranormal rollercoaster ride with goosebumps at every turn--now a motion picture starring Uma Thurman and Anna Sophia Robb! Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over black iron gates, and she can't help thinking, This place is evil. The imposing mansion sends a shiver of fear through her. But Kit settles into a routine, trying to ignore the rumors that the highly exclusive boarding school is haunted. Then her classmates begin to show extraordinary and unknown talents. The strange dreams, the voices, the lost letters to family and friends, all become overshadowed by the magic around them. When Kit and her friends realize that Blackwood isn't what it claims to be, it might be too late.

Download or read Down a Dark Hall book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A paranormal rollercoaster ride with goosebumps at every turn--now a motion picture starring Uma Thurman and Anna Sophia Robb! Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over black iron gates, and she can't help thinking, This place is evil. The imposing mansion sends a shiver of fear through her. But Kit settles into a routine, trying to ignore the rumors that the highly exclusive boarding school is haunted. Then her classmates begin to show extraordinary and unknown talents. The strange dreams, the voices, the lost letters to family and friends, all become overshadowed by the magic around them. When Kit and her friends realize that Blackwood isn't what it claims to be, it might be too late.


Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Ace Collins
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN-10: 0310873886
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The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.

Download or read Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.


Spirits of the Season

Spirits of the Season [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Phoebe Rivers
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN-10: 1442452242
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It will be a Christmas Sara will never forget as secrets about who she is—and why she has powers—are revealed. It’s Christmastime in Stellamar, which means the streets are buzzing with holiday shoppers—and ghostly activity. Sara is busy trying to figure out how to reunite Lady Azura with the spirit of her lost love…and wondering what to buy Jayden for Christmas! For the first time, Sara really feels like she belongs somewhere. But there are still secrets to be revealed: Why did she and her dad really move across the country? Why does she have these paranormal powers? How much does her father know? And who is Lady Azura, really? Sara’s about to get some serious answers, but in her paranormal world, nothing is ever easy, and there are always more doors that need to be unlocked. And once all the new secrets are revealed, will anyone still be standing by her side?

Download or read Spirits of the Season book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). It will be a Christmas Sara will never forget as secrets about who she is—and why she has powers—are revealed. It’s Christmastime in Stellamar, which means the streets are buzzing with holiday shoppers—and ghostly activity. Sara is busy trying to figure out how to reunite Lady Azura with the spirit of her lost love…and wondering what to buy Jayden for Christmas! For the first time, Sara really feels like she belongs somewhere. But there are still secrets to be revealed: Why did she and her dad really move across the country? Why does she have these paranormal powers? How much does her father know? And who is Lady Azura, really? Sara’s about to get some serious answers, but in her paranormal world, nothing is ever easy, and there are always more doors that need to be unlocked. And once all the new secrets are revealed, will anyone still be standing by her side?


Opening the Gifts of Christmas

Opening the Gifts of Christmas [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Jennifer Basye Sander,Jamie Miller
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN-10: 9780740787225
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A lovely folktale holds that when Christianity first came to northern Europe, four spirits representing the virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity, and Love were sent from heaven to place lights on the original Christmas tree. Opening the Gifts of Christmas invites readers to honor those spirits year round with a collection of heartwarming holiday stories and suggestions for living the four virtues every day. Every year it seems the Christmas season grows longer--decorations appear in stores even before Halloween--and yet our collective Christmas spirit wanes. The holiday frenzy erodes our Christmas cheer, and on December 26 any warm yuletide sentiments we have left are packed away with the ornaments and wrapping paper for another ten months. What if, instead of losing the Christmas spirit so quickly, we could extend the faith, hope, charity, and love we feel at Christmastime throughout the year? Opening the Gifts of Christmas can help us do just that. In four sections, best-selling authors Jennifer Basye Sander and Jamie Miller define each virtue and explain not only its connection to Christmas but also its importance in our everyday lives. Inspiring true stories illuminate each of the virtues, followed by suggestions for practicing them everyday. Opening the Gifts of Christmas will help readers internalize the spirit of Christmas so that it is just they may have greater joy and personal peace year round.

Download or read Opening the Gifts of Christmas book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A lovely folktale holds that when Christianity first came to northern Europe, four spirits representing the virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity, and Love were sent from heaven to place lights on the original Christmas tree. Opening the Gifts of Christmas invites readers to honor those spirits year round with a collection of heartwarming holiday stories and suggestions for living the four virtues every day. Every year it seems the Christmas season grows longer--decorations appear in stores even before Halloween--and yet our collective Christmas spirit wanes. The holiday frenzy erodes our Christmas cheer, and on December 26 any warm yuletide sentiments we have left are packed away with the ornaments and wrapping paper for another ten months. What if, instead of losing the Christmas spirit so quickly, we could extend the faith, hope, charity, and love we feel at Christmastime throughout the year? Opening the Gifts of Christmas can help us do just that. In four sections, best-selling authors Jennifer Basye Sander and Jamie Miller define each virtue and explain not only its connection to Christmas but also its importance in our everyday lives. Inspiring true stories illuminate each of the virtues, followed by suggestions for practicing them everyday. Opening the Gifts of Christmas will help readers internalize the spirit of Christmas so that it is just they may have greater joy and personal peace year round.


A Christmas Carol (with Audio & Text)

A Christmas Carol (with Audio & Text) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Charles Dickens
Editor: East West Studio
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A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. The treatment of the poor and the ability of a selfish man to redeem himself by transforming into a more sympathetic character are the key themes of the story. The short novel met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. A Christmas Carol has never been out of print and has been translated into several languages; the story has been adapted many times for film, stage, opera and other media.

Download or read A Christmas Carol (with Audio & Text) book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. The treatment of the poor and the ability of a selfish man to redeem himself by transforming into a more sympathetic character are the key themes of the story. The short novel met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. A Christmas Carol has never been out of print and has been translated into several languages; the story has been adapted many times for film, stage, opera and other media.


The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: L. Frank Baum
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN-10: 1504062191
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A classic Christmas children’s book by the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In this timeless holiday tale for children of all ages, L. Frank Baum imagines the life of Santa Claus as only he could. From his childhood in the enchanted Forest of Burzee to his time in the Laughing Valley—where he invents the first toy as a gift for his neighbor’s child—Santa’s singular journey through life reveals how he became the iconic figure of joy and generosity we all know and love. As we travel along with him, we learn many of Santa’s secrets—from the reason he slides down chimneys to how he makes his famous annual trip around the world in a single night. We also learn the origins of popular traditions, such as decorating Christmas trees and hanging stockings. A beloved tale of fantasy, adventure, and spirit, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a truly classic piece of children’s literature.

Download or read The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A classic Christmas children’s book by the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In this timeless holiday tale for children of all ages, L. Frank Baum imagines the life of Santa Claus as only he could. From his childhood in the enchanted Forest of Burzee to his time in the Laughing Valley—where he invents the first toy as a gift for his neighbor’s child—Santa’s singular journey through life reveals how he became the iconic figure of joy and generosity we all know and love. As we travel along with him, we learn many of Santa’s secrets—from the reason he slides down chimneys to how he makes his famous annual trip around the world in a single night. We also learn the origins of popular traditions, such as decorating Christmas trees and hanging stockings. A beloved tale of fantasy, adventure, and spirit, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a truly classic piece of children’s literature.


Haunted Seasons

Haunted Seasons [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Derek Johnston
Editor: Springer
ISBN-10: 1137298952
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Haunted Seasons by Derek Johnston Book Summary:

This book explores the literary and cultural history behind certain Christmas and Halloween traditions, and examines the way that they have moved into broadcasting. It demonstrates how these horror traditions have become more domestic and personal, and how they provide a necessary seasonal pause for reflection on our fears.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Illustrated Edition)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Illustrated Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Charles Dickens
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN-10: 8027233070
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Illustrated Edition) by Charles Dickens Book Summary:

Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The story tells of bitter and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits from Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

Download or read A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Illustrated Edition) book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The story tells of bitter and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits from Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.


High Spirits

High Spirits [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Robertson Davies
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN-10: 0771027826
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High Spirits by Robertson Davies Book Summary:

The fruits of an eighteen-year tradition of Massey College’s annual Gaudy Nights, Robertson Davies’ High Spirits still delights and amuses to this day. Published as an eBook for the first time. In the Introduction to this collection of charming stories, Robertson Davies notes we all need “ghosts as a dietary supplement . . . to stave off that most dreadful of modern ailments, the Rational Rickets.” In one tale, Mr. Davies introduces the ghost of Henrik Ibsen; in another, he brings us face to face with a bust of Charles Dickens, whose “scarlet lips . . . parted in a terrible smile” and whose “beard stirred in a hiccup of repletion.” Sixteen other apparitions manifest themselves, each rendered with Robertson Davies’ special touch–a bit of parody, a touch of true scariness–and all emanating from high spirits.

Download or read High Spirits book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). The fruits of an eighteen-year tradition of Massey College’s annual Gaudy Nights, Robertson Davies’ High Spirits still delights and amuses to this day. Published as an eBook for the first time. In the Introduction to this collection of charming stories, Robertson Davies notes we all need “ghosts as a dietary supplement . . . to stave off that most dreadful of modern ailments, the Rational Rickets.” In one tale, Mr. Davies introduces the ghost of Henrik Ibsen; in another, he brings us face to face with a bust of Charles Dickens, whose “scarlet lips . . . parted in a terrible smile” and whose “beard stirred in a hiccup of repletion.” Sixteen other apparitions manifest themselves, each rendered with Robertson Davies’ special touch–a bit of parody, a touch of true scariness–and all emanating from high spirits.


The Old Magic of Christmas

The Old Magic of Christmas [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Linda Raedisch
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN-10: 0738734500
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The Old Magic of Christmas by Linda Raedisch Book Summary:

’Tis the Season for Witches, Elves, and a Legion of Ghosts Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas, you’ll rub elbows with veiled spirits, learn the true perils of elves, and discover a bestiary of enchanted creatures. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season’s most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen. Along the way, you’ll discover how to bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and craft instructions, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen. Praise: “Steeped in history and adorned with a bit of enchantment, The Old Magic of Christmas is the perfect book to read by a winter’s fire with a mug of mulled cider in hand.” —Deborah Blake, author of The Witch’s Broom “ . . . a fascinating journey into the stories behind the tinsel and bows.”—Doreen Shababy, author of The Wild & Weedy Apothecary “ . . . an intriguing little tome that explores the darker side of the Yuletide holiday.”—Ellen Dugan, author of The Enchanted Cat

Download or read The Old Magic of Christmas book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). ’Tis the Season for Witches, Elves, and a Legion of Ghosts Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas, you’ll rub elbows with veiled spirits, learn the true perils of elves, and discover a bestiary of enchanted creatures. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season’s most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen. Along the way, you’ll discover how to bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and craft instructions, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen. Praise: “Steeped in history and adorned with a bit of enchantment, The Old Magic of Christmas is the perfect book to read by a winter’s fire with a mug of mulled cider in hand.” —Deborah Blake, author of The Witch’s Broom “ . . . a fascinating journey into the stories behind the tinsel and bows.”—Doreen Shababy, author of The Wild & Weedy Apothecary “ . . . an intriguing little tome that explores the darker side of the Yuletide holiday.”—Ellen Dugan, author of The Enchanted Cat


A Christmas Carol : Om Illustrated Classics

A Christmas Carol : Om Illustrated Classics [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Charles Dickens
Editor: Om Books International
ISBN-10: 9385031449
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A Christmas Carol : Om Illustrated Classics by Charles Dickens Book Summary:

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a timeless classic that tells us the story of a miserly, hateful man called Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey towards the path of redemption. The story revolves around Scrooge’s hatred for Christmas and those who are not as fortunate as him. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on a journey through time and help him realise the kind of person he has become over time, and the impact of his actions on those around him. A Christmas Carol brings out the spirit of Christmas through a story of self-realisation, making readers believe that there truly is such a thing as a Christmas miracle.

Download or read A Christmas Carol : Om Illustrated Classics book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a timeless classic that tells us the story of a miserly, hateful man called Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey towards the path of redemption. The story revolves around Scrooge’s hatred for Christmas and those who are not as fortunate as him. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on a journey through time and help him realise the kind of person he has become over time, and the impact of his actions on those around him. A Christmas Carol brings out the spirit of Christmas through a story of self-realisation, making readers believe that there truly is such a thing as a Christmas miracle.