Night Before Christmas in New York City

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Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423610427
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Their is a Santa imposter on the loose in New York City and the police are trying to nab him. They think they found the imposter, but it's the real Santa instead. Now he's in jail and there's no one to deliver the presents. Fortunately two children see it all happen and set out to save Christmas--and Santa, too.

The Night Before Christmas hardcover

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Publisher: Applesauce Press
ISBN: 9781604332377
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Wonderful new version of the classic poem every family should own. Lavishly illustrated by renowned artist Charles Santore, the critically acclaimed illustrator of The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and others. An oversized heirloom edition with a four-page gatefold. Includes embossed and foil cover. Since it was first published anonymously in 1823, “The Night Before Christmas” has enchanted children with the story of St. Nicholas climbing down the chimney and filling all the stockings before springing back to his sleigh. Many families read the poem every year, and now they have an edition to treasure. The cherished verse, faithfully reproduced here, is accompanied by Charles Santore’s lavish illustrations.

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Author: Clement Clarke Moore
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544325249
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Santa and his reindeer make their Christmas eve visit to the world's children.

The Dinosaurs Night Before Christmas

Author: Anne Muecke
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811863223
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Every Christmas Eve, the dinosaur fossils in the museum come to life to sing, dance, eat gingerbread, and celebrate, in a book that includes a CD with bonus songs such as "We Wish You a Dino Holiday" and "Deck the Halls with Stegosaurus." Read by Al Roker. 25,000 first printing.

Twas the Night Before Christmas A Visit from St Nicholas

Author: Clement C. Moore
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 373098456X
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Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas By Clement C. Moore. Amid the many celebrations last Christmas Eve, in various places by different persons, there was one, in New York City, not like any other anywhere. A company of men, women, and children went together just after the evening service in their church, and, standing around the tomb of the author of "A Visit from St. Nicholas," recited together the words of the poem which we all know so well and love so dearly. Dr. Clement C. Moore, who wrote the poem, never expected that he would be remembered by it. If he expected to be famous at all as a writer, he thought it would be because of the Hebrew Dictionary that he wrote.

The Night Before Christmas

Author: Clement Clarke Moore
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486227979
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The well-known poem about an important Christmas Eve visitor.

Christmas in America

Author: Penne L. Restad
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195355093
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The manger or Macy's? Americans might well wonder which is the real shrine of Christmas, as they take part each year in a mix of churchgoing, shopping, and family togetherness. But the history of Christmas cannot be summed up so easily as the commercialization of a sacred day. As Penne Restad reveals in this marvelous new book, it has always been an ambiguous meld of sacred thoughts and worldly actions-- as well as a fascinating reflection of our changing society. In Christmas in America, Restad brilliantly captures the rise and transformation of our most universal national holiday. In colonial times, it was celebrated either as an utterly solemn or a wildly social event--if it was celebrated at all. Virginians hunted, danced, and feasted. City dwellers flooded the streets in raucous demonstrations. Puritan New Englanders denounced the whole affair. Restad shows that as times changed, Christmas changed--and grew in popularity. In the early 1800s, New York served as an epicenter of the newly emerging holiday, drawing on its roots as a Dutch colony (St. Nicholas was particularly popular in the Netherlands, even after the Reformation), and aided by such men as Washington Irving. In 1822, another New Yorker named Clement Clarke Moore penned a poem now known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," virtually inventing the modern Santa Claus. Well-to-do townspeople displayed a German novelty, the decorated fir tree, in their parlors; an enterprising printer discovered the money to be made from Christmas cards; and a hodgepodge of year-end celebrations began to coalesce around December 25 and the figure of Santa. The homecoming significance of the holiday increased with the Civil War, and by the end of the nineteenth century a full- fledged national holiday had materialized, forged out of borrowed and invented custom alike, and driven by a passion for gift-giving. In the twentieth century, Christmas seeped into every niche of our conscious and unconscious lives to become a festival of epic proportions. Indeed, Restad carries the story through to our own time, unwrapping the messages hidden inside countless movies, books, and television shows, revealing the inescapable presence--and ambiguous meaning--of Christmas in contemporary culture. Filled with colorful detail and shining insight, Christmas in America reveals not only much about the emergence of the holiday, but also what our celebrations tell us about ourselves. From drunken revelry along colonial curbstones to family rituals around the tree, from Thomas Nast drawing the semiofficial portrait of St. Nick to the making of the film Home Alone, Restad's sparkling account offers much to amuse and ponder.

The Night Before Christmas Sticker Storybook

Author: Clement C. Moore
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486291970
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Full text accompanied by 14 numbered, reusable sticker illustrations that can be applied to appropriately identified areas.