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Old 10-28-2011, 01:05 PM   #16
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No, it was mentioned in post #10 above.
I did miss that. But I've edited my post. Now it's correct.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:18 PM   #17
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I really loved Hogfather. Both the book and the movie!
I've seen the movie. I thought it was excellent. I might have to see if the library has Hogfather on DVD.
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There's an excellent book by Stephen Nissenbaum titled The Battle for Christmas, which is about how the traditions and rituals and images of the holiday evolved, from colonial times. It was serious without being stuffy, and quite fascinating. I believe it was published in the mid-1990s.
This sound really interesting!! I'm going to have to read it for sure.

As far as Hogfather goes, I don't ordinarily do fantasy but am going to make an exception here. That sounds hilarious. And the cover really attracted me.

Most everything else mentioned so far, I have already read. I do appreciate all the suggestions and some of this stuff I had forgotten about and will want to read again.

I also had no idea that Dickens wrote 5 Christmas books!! This is exciting knowledge that I will be taking advantage of asap.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:53 PM   #19
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Here are some more Christmas mysteries that are light and not dark:
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
Dashing Through the Snow by Mary Higgins Clark

Another classic is The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum (The Wizard of Oz author). It is a fairy-tale from 1902 about how Claus is found in the forest as a baby by Wood Nymphs who raise him to adulthood and how he comes to deliver toys to children. Google Books has a free version which includes the original illustrations.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:36 PM   #20
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Another classic is The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum (The Wizard of Oz author). It is a fairy-tale from 1902 about how Claus is found in the forest as a baby by Wood Nymphs who raise him to adulthood and how he comes to deliver toys to children. Google Books has a free version which includes the original illustrations.
Baum also wrote A Kidnapped Santa Claus.

Here's a link to Christmas books at Project Gutenberg.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:04 PM   #21
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Baum also wrote A Kidnapped Santa Claus.

Here's a link to Christmas books at Project Gutenberg.
Thank you for that. It reminded me of the fact that some of those are also at librivox. I love to listen to short stories when cleaning out closets or drawers.

A Kidnapped Santa Claus is also here on MobileRead in Mobi/prc and LRF (sony format for readers before the PRS T1)
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You may like Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb.
http://www.amazon.com/Wishin-and-Hop...=AG56TWVU5XWC2
I got this yesterday and am about half way through it. So far, it has nothing to do with Christmas, but it IS hilarious. Glad I got it.

In the book, it's currently Halloween so I'm sure Christmas is not far off. Now I just need to Google up a pic of Dondi!
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[QUOTE=HarryT;1806907]But why limit yourself to "A Christmas Carol"? Dickens wrote 5 "Christmas Books":...............Harry :QUOTE.

And wouldn't you know it, I've been meaning to read the last 3 for absolute years, and have never got around to it - thanks Harry, ideal for post goose and plum duff.

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Now I just need to Google up a pic of Dondi!
The comic version


or the movie version?
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"In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Shepherd. It was used as the basis for the movie "A Christmas Story".
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