The Shoe Box

Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414361215
Size: 30.99 MB
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The Shoe Box. One of the CBAUs most talented and well-loved authors presents a beautiful Christmas novella that's sure to touch readers' hearts, starring Timmy, a foster child with a very special and mysterious shoe box. Full color.

A Christmas Story

Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307768732
Size: 20.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Christmas Story. A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film. The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”? The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone. From the Hardcover edition.

A Cold Creek Christmas Story

Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460387139
Size: 12.82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Cold Creek Christmas Story. Sparkle In The Snow Leads To So Much More Celeste Nichols has always preferred to keep to herself in her hometown of Pine Gulch, Idaho…until she becomes an instant celebrity! When one of her children's stories becomes a major success, she's suddenly the talk of the town. Celeste should be gloriously happy…but something, someone, special is still missing from her life. Could the return of her childhood crush be the answer? Flynn Delaney has moved back home for his daughter's sake. Yet all the millionaire's resources can't help the little girl heal from the tragic loss of her mother. Shy librarian Celeste and her stories do hold some indefinable magic, though. Flynn came home looking for support—can he find that, and true love, in the one who got away?

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Ideals Childrens Books
ISBN: 9781571020741
Size: 20.32 MB
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A Christmas Carol. A simplified retelling of how the miserly Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 1467778168
Size: 72.91 MB
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A Christmas Carol. Four ghosts visit the old money-lender Ebenezer Scrooge and show him what will become of him if he continues his selfish ways. Scrooge must regain his compassion and humanity to avoid a terrible existence.

The True Gift

Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156174
Size: 73.24 MB
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The True Gift. Experience the magic of authentic giving in this holiday classic from the Newbery Award–winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall. All year long Lily and Liam look forward to the holidays at their grandparents’ farm. It’s always the perfect trip: walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This holiday, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a special gift. This holiday classic from a beloved author rings in the season by celebrating the joys of family, community, and true giving.

Wishin And Hopin

Author: Wally Lamb
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061968167
Size: 62.24 MB
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Wishin And Hopin . Wally Lamb, the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much Is True, and She’s Come Undone, delivers a holiday treat with Wishin’ and Hopin’—an unforgettable novella that captures the warmth and joy of the holiday season. Poignant and hilarious, in a vein similar to Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story and David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries, Lamb’s Christmas tale focuses on a feisty parochial school fifth grader named Felix Funicello—a distant cousin of the iconic Annette!

Song Of The Stars

Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310737427
Size: 33.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Song Of The Stars. The Song of the Stars, written by best-selling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. They’ve been waiting with eager longing for the coming of God’s long promised son, and when at last he arrives, though it’s mostly unnoticed by mankind, the whole earth holds its breath: their Creator, Jesus, Emmanuel has come to the world that He made. Mountains, trees, seas, skies, stars, animals—the rumor spreads that at last the time has come. It’s time! He’s here! And a poor teenage couple and some ragged shepherds join in their song of joy.