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The Book of Christmas.

Publisher: Montreal, Pleasantville, N.Y., The Reader's Digest Association [1973]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrated compilation of writings, including poetry and short stories, on the history, the literature, and the customs of holiday celebrations around the world.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Literature
Document Type: Book
OCLC Number: 1463734
Description: 303 pages color illustrations 28 cm
Contents: The birth of Christ --
Elisabeth and Zechariah --
The Annunciation --
The visitation --
The nativity --
The presentation in the temple --
The coming of the Magi --
The slaying of the infants --
The history of Christmas / by Rumer Godden --
The literature of Christmas --
Home for Christmas / Elizabeth Bowen --
The holy night / Selma Lagerlöf --
Bird of dawning / William Shakespeare --
Star of the nativity / Boris Pasternak --
The ox and the ass at the manger / Jules Supervielle --
Heaven cannot hold him / Christina Rossetti --
Why the chimes rang / Raymond MacDonald Alden --
Christmas in Maine / Robert P. Tristram Coffin --
A letter from Santa Claus / Mark Twain --
'Twas the night before Christmas / Clement C. Moore --
My first Christmas tree / Hamlin Garland --
Christmas bells / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The gift of the magi / O. Henry --
I heard a bird sing / Oliver Herford --
The Christmas of the phonograph records / Mari Sandoz --
Velvet shoes / Elinor Wylie --
The fir tree / Hans Christian Andersen --
Christmas with the pilgrims, 1620 / William Bradford --
To Springvale for Christmas / Zona Gale --
Christmas day at sea / Joseph Conrad --
December / Aileen Fisher --
The holly and the ivy, fifteenth-century English carol --
A Christmas carol / Charles Dickens --
Wassail song, English carol --
A Christmas memory / Truman Capote --
Christmas trees / Robert Frost --
Amahl and the night visitors / Gian Carlo Menotti --
Rather late for Christmas / Mary Ellen Chase --
Under the mistletoe / Countee Cullen --
An Illinois Christmas in the 1880's / Isabella Maud Rittenhouse --
Stubby Pringle's Christmas / Jack Schaefer --
Carols in the Cotswolds / Laurie Lee --
Christmas tree / e.e. cummings --
Christmas closes a gulf / Moss Hart --
A Christmas alphabet / Marion Conger --
Signor Santa / Jo Pagano --
A large Christmas / Lillian Smith --
New relations and duties / Frederick Douglass --
Carol of the brown king / Langston Hughes --
Jesous Ahatonhia (Huron Indian Carol) / Father Jean de Brébeuf --
Christmas morning / Frank O'Connor --
George Washington's Christmas list --
Francie Nolan's Christmas tree / Betty Smith --
The ballad of Befana / Phyllis McGinley --
Christmas meditation of a young student / Pope John XXIII --
Christmas around the world --
Introduction --
Germany and Austria --
Italy --
France --
Sweden --
Spain --
Poland --
Middle East --
Great Britain --
Mexico --
Christmas in my country : children's art.
Other Titles: Readers digest.

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Illustrated compilation of writings, including poetry and short stories, on the history, the literature, and the customs of holiday celebrations around the world.

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