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A family Christmas

Author: Caroline Kennedy
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of favorite holiday stories and excerpts including "The night before Christmas," by Clement C. Moore; "Little Tree," by e.e. cummings; and "A Christmas carol," by Charles Dickens.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Family Christmas.
New York : Hyperion, c2007
(OCoLC)762297027
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Kennedy
ISBN: 1401322271 9781401322274
OCLC Number: 153579622
Description: xviii, 332 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: We need a little Christmas / Jerry Herman --
Letter to Santa, & Introduction / Caroline Kennedy --
The gracious time (from Hamlet) / William Shakespeare --
Psalm 8 --
Credo / Edwin Arlington Robinson --
Letter to Fred Allen / Groucho Marx --
Relative pronouns / E. B. White --
Keeping Christmas / Henry van Dyke --
White Christmas / Irving Berlin --
Deck the halls (Welsh traditional carol) --
Under the mistletoe / Countee Cullen --
Messiah (Christmas portions) / Mark Doty --
Little tree / E. E. Cummings --
The Christmas tree / Emma Lazarus --
Christmas trees: a Christmas circular letter / Robert Frost --
A Christmas tree / Piri Thomas --
Christmas party at the South Danbury Church / Donald Hall --
The loudest voice / Grace Paley --
Peace and goodwill to managers / George Bernard Shaw --
The old scout: the season of letter-perfect families / Garrison Keillor --
The computer's first Christmas card / Edwin Morgan --
Lunch v. Donnelly, 465 U.S. 668 (1984) --
The holly and the ivy (English traditional carol) --
Santa Claus is comin' to town / Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots --
A visit from St. Nicholas / Clement Clarke Moore --
Is there a Santa Claus? ("Yes, Virginia") / Francis P. Church --
Letter to Michelle Rochon / John F. Kennedy --
Letter from Santa Claus / Mark Twain --
Santa's stocking / Katharine Lee Bates --
Mr. Edwards Meets Santa Claus (from Little House on the Prairie) / Laura Ingalls Wilder --
A Chaparral Christmas gift / O. Henry --
Santa Claus / Sonny Boy Williamson --
Saint Nicholas / Marianne Moore --
Saint Nicholas (from The Christmas encyclopedia) / William D. Crump --
Six to eight black men / David Sedaris --
Santaland 2006 (from Santa guide for the Macy's Santa) --
Children of the world v. Santa Claus / Andrew J. McClurg --
The deadweight loss of Christmas (from American Economic Review) / Joel Waldfogel --
NORAD Tracks Santa (online tracking; also send Santa an email) / www.noradsanta.org --
Father Christmas executed / Claude Levi-Strauss --
Christmas in Hollis / Run-D.M.C. --
Away in a manger / William James Kirkpatrick --
Isaiah 9:2-6 --
Luke 2: 1-20 --
Pedida da la posada : asking for lodging --
The stable / Gabriela Mistral --
The barn / Elizabeth Coatsworth --
Presepio / Joseph Brodsky --
The puppy who wanted a boy / Jane Thayer --
Christmas superstitions (from Christmas in the mountains) / Hubert J. Davis --
Christmas Eve, Nochebuena / Cesar Vallejo --
Carol of the birds, El cant dels ocells (Old Spanish carol from Catalonia) --
Silent Night / Joseph Mohr & Franz Gruber --
Joy to the world / Isaac Watts & G. F. Handel --
Christmas sparrow / Billy Collins --
Christmas Day in the morning / Pearl S. Buck --
Christmas Day at sea / Joseph Conrad --
Christmas / Vladimir Nabokov --
A Christmas memory / Truman Capote --
Blond / Natasha Trethewey --
All I want for Christmas is you / Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff --
Hark! The herald angels sing / Charles Wesley, George Whitefield & Martin Madan, and Felix Mendelssohn --
Peace / Henry Vaughan --
Letter to John Hancock / George Washington --
Christmas bells / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The Christmas truce, World War I (from The London Times) --
Letter to Tommy, World War II / Lt. Col. Ralph Noonan --
Telegram to the U.S. Ambassador, Moscow / W. Averell Harriman --
A Christmas sermon on peace / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Christmas e-mails from Iraq / Capt. Trent Weston & Sgt. Mike Mira --
Happy Xmas (war is over) / John Lennon & Yoko Ono --
We wish you a Merry Christmas (Traditional) --
All you that to feasting and mirth are inclined (Anonymous English Medieval) --
"Amos 'n' Andy" Christmas show fails test of time (from The New York Times) / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --
Christmas in Qatar / Calvin Trillin --
Christmas laughter / Nikki Giovanni --
Penalty for keeping Christmas --
Grace defended / Cotton Mather --
From Martha Washington's kitchen --
Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Harriet A. Jacobs --
Christmas in the olden time / Sir Walter Scott --
The second of the three spirits (from A Christmas carol) / Charles Dickens --
Salvation Army's bounty (from the New York Times) --
Christmas every day / William Dean Howells --
Christmas in the tenements / Theodore Dreiser --
Un poquito de tu amor / Sandra Cisneros --
Here we come a-wassaling --
O come all ye faithful / Frederick Oakeley & William Thomas Brooke and John Francis Wade --
Matthew 2:1-12 --
The oxen / Thomas Hardy --
A Christmas carol / Christina Rossetti --
Carol of the Brown King / Langston Hughes --
Christmas morning / Elizabeth Madox Roberts --
The gift of the Magi / O. Henry --
The real gifts parents can give to children / Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy --
Dreams of a black Christmas / Gwendolyn Brooks --
Christmas / St. Augustine --
The first Nowell --
Winter wonderland / Richard B. Smith and Felix Bernard --
All's Noël that ends Noël / Ogden Nash --
Christ climbed down / Lawrence Ferlinghetti --
Remembrance is sufficient / W. H. Auden --
Blow, blow, thou winter wind (from As you like it) / William Shakespeare.
Responsibility: selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy ; illustrated by Jon J. Muth and Laura Hartman Maestro.
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Presents a collection of favorite holiday stories and excerpts including "The night before Christmas," by Clement C. Moore; "Little Tree," by e.e. cummings; and "A Christmas carol," by Charles Dickens.

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