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Old 12-08-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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Any books for Christmas?

I'm looking for some holiday reading beyond the obvious (e.g. A Christmas Carol)... Any must-read Christmas novels or books out there?
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry... although it will only take you five minutes to read. It's public domain as well.
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I'm looking for some holiday reading beyond the obvious (e.g. A Christmas Carol)... Any must-read Christmas novels or books out there?
Your wish is my command.

I just now assembled "Christmas with Grandma Elsie," by Martha Finley.

I know nothing about this book, so you're to blame if it's a horrible read!

I'm putting it in the upload section right now.

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Just a quick search of MR turns up a handful, http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sea...archid=1377016 Dunno which you might consider must-reads. Perhaps googling 'Best christmas novels' might come up with some interesting results.

Beyond the very predictable Xmas stories I can't think of anything, I tend to be a Scrooge around Xmas. Heh....

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Old 12-08-2008, 01:33 PM   #5
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Project Gutenberg has a rather long list of public domain titles related to Christmas here. Unfortunately, we don't have very many of these titles in the MobileRead library, yet. If anyone was interested in learning how to convert and upload ebooks, that list might be a particularly good one to pick something to start with. And now would be a great time to do it.
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Project Gutenberg has a rather long list of public domain titles related to Christmas here. Unfortunately, we don't have very many of these titles in the MobileRead library, yet. If anyone was interested in learning how to convert and upload ebooks, that list might be a particularly good one to pick something to start with. And now would be a great time to do it.
I'm working on them. Got two of them already.

I extend a welcome to all ebook uploaders to join me
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I feel lonely!

NOTE:
Working on Santa Claus's Partner, by Thomas Nelson Page, right now.

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Old 12-08-2008, 01:56 PM   #7
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I'm working on them. Got two of them already.

I extend a welcome to all ebook uploaders to join me
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I feel lonely!

NOTE:
Working on Santa Claus's Partner, by Thomas Nelson Page, right now.

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Hey, I was the one feeling lonely! I do intend to post some xmas- stuff, too. I'll do Christmas, by Zona Gale. Maybe we should coordinate with Patricia, crutledge, nrapallo and the others to see who does what

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Old 12-08-2008, 02:48 PM   #8
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I've always enjoyed the first couple of chapters of the book of Luke at holiday time.

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Hey, I was the one feeling lonely! I do intend to post some xmas- stuff, too. I'll do Christmas, by Zona Gale. Maybe we should coordinate with Patricia, crutledge, nrapallo and the others to see who does what
Sounds great!

Ok, so Gale for you, and I'll do The Burgler and The Blizzard: A Christmas Story, by Alice Duer Miller

Here's the link to Gutenberg's Christmas list, if you haven't located it:

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Christmas_(Bookshelf)

I'll post over to the other Moderator's right now. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Old 12-08-2008, 05:31 PM   #10
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Clement S Moore: A Visit from Saint Nicholas - illustrated -(with the famous first line "'Twas the night before Christmas")
LRF: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16825
PRC: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16827
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Dylan Thomas: A Child's Christmas in Wales
LRF: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19315
PRC: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19316
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HarryT has also uploaded Dicken's Christmas Books, and Christmas Stories.
Beartard has given us an LRF version of the Liturgia Horarum (in Latin) for Advent and Christmas:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12400
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:08 PM   #11
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Hey, you can't do them all, Dr. Dribbles - I wanna help, too, ya know. Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from. I'll pick two or three not being worked on and try to have them done by the weekend. If there are some preferred titles, just say so.
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The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry... although it will only take you five minutes to read. It's public domain as well.
I'm afraid that falls in the "obvious" list for me... thanks for the suggestion though!

Edit: I just saw the Christmas uploads thread. Excellent!

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Don't forget Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace,

The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore(it has zombies attacking the local Christmas pageant),

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.
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Don't forget Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace,

The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore(it has zombies attacking the local Christmas pageant),

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.
how can you not love a christmas story with zombies ??
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