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Santa Claus

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Works: 4,496 works in 7,649 publications in 8 languages and 445,153 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  Drama  Christmas stories  Picture books  Parodies, imitations, etc  Pictorial works  Board books  Manuscripts 
Classifications: PZ8.3.M782, [E]
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Publications about Santa Claus
Most widely held works about Santa Claus
    The night before Christmas : poem by Clement Clarke Moore( Book )
    773 editions published between 1837 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 42,959 libraries worldwide
    The well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor and selected nursery rhymes
    The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
    24 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 5,975 libraries worldwide
    Combines state-of-the-art animation, an original music score, and narration by Garrison Keillor to tell the story of a young boy's magical train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, where he receives a special gift from Santa Claus
    Miracle on 34th Street by George Seaton( visu )
    74 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,667 libraries worldwide
    The real Santa is hired by Macy's to play the department store's Santa in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but has to prove in court that he is who he says he is
    Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies( Book )
    34 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and held by 4,622 libraries worldwide
    The lives of three people are changed by an old man who insists that he is Santa Claus
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by William R Kowalchuk( visu )
    37 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,368 libraries worldwide
    Christmas will be cancelled unless Santa can find a way to guide his sleigh through a blizzard
    The life and adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum( Book )
    30 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 3,173 libraries worldwide
    Describes the life of Santa Claus from birth through old age and into immortality
    Arthur's Christmas by Marc Tolon Brown( Book )
    13 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 3,013 libraries worldwide
    Arthour puts a lot of time, effort, and thought into his special present for Santa Claus
    The Santa Clause by Tim Allen( visu )
    25 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,956 libraries worldwide
    Scott is distressed to learn that his ex-wife and her husband have informed his son, Charlie, that there is no Santa Claus. While a sullen Charlie visits his dad on Christmas Eve, a noise on the roof brings them outside. It turns out that there is a Santa after all, and Scott has just accidentally killed him. Because of "the Santa clause," Scott inherits the job of Santa. As the next year passes, Scott rapidly gains weight, grows a white beard and meets the elf Bernard. Charlie's stepdad becomes concerned about Scott's and forces him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation
    Santa Duck by David Milgrim( Book )
    4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,646 libraries worldwide
    When Nicholas Duck, wearing a Santa hat and coat he found on his doorstep, goes looking for Santa to tell him what he wants for Christmas, all the other animals mistake him for Mr. Claus
    Elf by New Line Cinema Corporation( visu )
    21 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,517 libraries worldwide
    An orphan raised as an elf in Santa's workshop discovers that he is actually human, prompting him to leave the North Pole in search of his biological father
    Santa clause 2 by Don Rhymer( visu )
    13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,348 libraries worldwide
    After eight good years as Santa Claus, things start to get complicated for Scott Calvin when his son ends up on the "naughty" list, and he finds out that according to the rules Santa must be married
    How Santa got his job by Stephen Krensky( Book )
    8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 2,181 libraries worldwide
    Santa tries his hand at many jobs before finding the perfect job as the world's greatest gift giver. A humorous picture book that traces Santa's career from chimney sweep to becoming a fixture at Christmas. If you think Santa Claus came into the world sporting a red suit and a white beard, think again. Santa wasn't always the jolly, overweight, gift-giving fellow that we now know and love. He tried his hand at all sorts of different jobs, including postal worker, zookeeper, circus performer, and even chimney sweep, but each of these presented a problem that got in his way. It wasn't until he was lucky enough to meet a friendly bunch of elves that Santa found his true calling ... and the job of his dreams. Stephen Krensky's understated text and S.D. Schindler's charming illustrations come together to create an imaginative and funny tale that proves even the best of us have to try, try again
    It's Christmas, David! by David Shannon( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 2,043 libraries worldwide
    Christmas has arrived with so many rules to follow that David fears his mistakes will cause Santa to pass him by
    Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs( Book )
    13 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,993 libraries worldwide
    Pictures and brief text follow a rather disgruntled Santa Claus on his annual rounds
    Olive, the other reindeer by Vivian Walsh( Book )
    3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,955 libraries worldwide
    Thinking that "all of the other reindeer" she hears people singing about include her, Olive the dog reports to the North Pole to help Santa Claus on Christmas Eve
    A Christmas sonata by Gary Paulsen( Book )
    9 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 1,895 libraries worldwide
    As Christmas 1943 approaches, a preschool boy inadvertently makes 2 weighty discoveries that provide a poignant emotional reading experience. When a young boy and his mother spend the holiday in Minnesota with his cousin who is dying, a Christmas miracle restores both children's faith in the spirit of the season
    Guess who's coming to Santa's for dinner? by Tomie DePaola( Book )
    6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,816 libraries worldwide
    A houseful of relatives turns "Mrs. C." and Santa's Christmas into a string of surprises, from the arrival of a pet polar bear to Cousin James B.'s flaming plum pudding
    When Santa fell to Earth by Cornelia Caroline Funke( Book )
    8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,746 libraries worldwide
    When he and his caravan come crashing down to earth during a thunderstorm two weeks before Christmas, Santa is befriended by two children, Charlotte and Ben, who try to help him save the holiday from the tricks and moneymaking schemes of Gerold Geronimus Goblynch and to take off in time for his annual rounds
    Welcome Comfort by Patricia Polacco( Book )
    7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,723 libraries worldwide
    Welcome Comfort, a lonely foster child, is assured by his friend the school custodian that there is a Santa Claus, but he does not discover the truth until one wondrous and surprising Christmas Eve
    Stanley's Christmas adventure by Jeff Brown( Book )
    9 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,682 libraries worldwide
    When Santa quits his job a few days before Christmas because of too many greedy children, his daughter whisks young Stanley Lambchop and his family off to the North Pole to help change the old man's mind
 
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