The King of Christmas


Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509838546
Category: Poetry
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On a frosty winter evening, the Baron watches the snow fall. He is bored and worried. It will soon be Christmas and everything is too quiet. What can he do to bring excitement to the Manor? His wife, the Baroness, has an idea: he can appoint a King of Christmas, a peasant to take his place. And so begin twelve days of chaos, anarchy and merriment . . . Inspired by the medieval tradition of appointing a Lord of Misrule, Carol Ann Duffy's warm and enchanting Christmas poem takes us into a topsy-turvy world of festivity and celebration, where rules no longer apply. With beautiful full-colour illustrations by Lara Hawthorne throughout, The King of Christmas is the perfect gift this festive season.

The King of Hearts


Author: Gwen Beaudean Thoma EdD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1984544055
Category: Fiction
Page: 124
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In 1963, Angelina Harper was fifteen and a half years old. She was just entering her sophomore year of high school and was looking forward to driving and beginning to date. Her high school years take a dramatic turn when the king of hearts playing card begin to appear wherever Angelina goes. She slowly begins to realize she is being stalked. Horror fills her life as she discovers that each boy that she goes out with is savagely murdered, and king of hearts playing cards are left at each murder scene. The day after each murder, she receives a sympathy card with a king of hearts playing card in the mail. The police are baffled by these crimes. Clues are few and nonyielding as police try to catch this criminal. The saga of the king of hearts continues throughout Angelinas high school days. She lives in fear and realizes that whoever she goes out with will be murdered. Finally, this saga takes a dramatic turn as the killer finally makes a mistake that helps police solve the case and frees Angelina from this serial killer in 1966. I hope that each reader of this exciting thriller enjoys the mystery as it unfolds.

The Characters of Christmas

The Unlikely People Caught Up in the Story of Jesus
Author: Daniel Darling
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802497942
Category: Religion
Page: 184
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Learn Something New This Christmas We hate to admit it, but after years, sometimes even decades, of reading the same Luke 2 story of Christmas, we get a little bored—we lose some of the awe we ought to have when discussing the greatest miracle in history. That’s why The Characters of Christmas was written, to help you take a fresh look at the Christmas story by getting to know the minor characters that played a part in Jesus’ birth, such as Zechariah and Elizabeth, the Shepherds, and Herod. As you slow down, engage your imagination, and enter into the stories of these women and men, you’ll see the most important character—Jesus Christ—with new eyes. And with discussion questions and a Christmas song suggestion at the end of each chapter, it’s perfect for engaging your whole family. Break free from the familiar, and discover something you never knew about the story you’ve always heard.

The Christian Holy Days: The Biblical Account of Christmas, Passion Week, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost


Author: N.A
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 161215283X
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Christ of Christmas

Readings for Advent : 31 Days of Devotions
Author: Calvin Miller
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805444193
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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A 31-day devotional that invites readers to contemplate the majesty of the first Christmas.

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas


Author: Ace Collins
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310873886
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.

The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England ... New Edition ... by W. Hone, Etc


Author: Joseph STRUTT (Engraver.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 420
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The Story of Christmas


Author: Pamela Dalton
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452104700
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Follows the story of the Nativity from the appearance of the Angel, to the shepherds who came from the fields, to the three wise men who followed the star to pay respects to the newborn king.

The Working Man's Friend, and Family Instructor


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Working class
Page: N.A
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Chronicle of the Kings of England

From the Earliest Period to the Reign of King Stephen
Author: William (of Malmesbury)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 544
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A Collection of Christmas Carols


Author: Benjamin Bloomfield
Publisher: Benjamin Bloomfield
ISBN: 1475217552
Category: Music
Page: 210
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A Collection of over 150 Christmas Carols arranged for voice or piano. MIDI files for each song, as well as a PDF of the entire manuscript is available here:http://acollectionofchristmascarols.comThe entire list of carols is as follows:Ad cantus lætitiæAdeste FidelesAll my heart this night rejoicesAlma Redemptoris MaterAlthough at Yule it Bloweth CoolThe Angel GabrielAngels from the Realms of GloryAngels We Have Heard on HighAngelus ad VirginemAs Lately We WatchedAs With Gladness Men of OldAuld Lang SyneAve Jesu DeusAway in a MangerThe Babe of BethlehemBlessed be that Maid MarieThe Boar's Head CarolBring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella!Carol for Christmas DayCarol for Christmas EveA Carol for Christmas EveCarol of the BellsCarol of the BirdsCarol of the ShepherdsA Child this day is bornChrist Was Born on Christmas DayChristians, Awake, Salute the Happy MornChristmas BellsChristmas DayChristmas is ComingA Christmas RoundChristmas SongChristmas Time is Come AgainChrystmasse of OldeCome Thou Long Expected JesusCome, tune your heartCome, ye loftyConditor alme siderumCongaudeat turba fideliumCorde NatusThe Coventry CarolA Cradle-Song of the Blessed VirginCreator alme siderumA day, a day of gloryDeck the HallDing Dong Merrily on HighEarth today rejoicesEs Ist Ein Ros EntsprungenThe First NoëlFlos de radice JesseThe Friendly BeastsFrom Church to ChurchFrom far awayFrom Heaven High I Come to YouFum Fum FumGaudeteGlad Christmas BellsGlorious, beauteous, golden-brightGloucestershire WassailGod loved the worldGod Rest You Merry, GentlemenGod's dear SonThe Golden CarolGood Christian Men, RejoiceGood King WenceslasHacia Belén va una burraHail! Holy Child, Lain In An Oxen MangerHark! A Herald Voice is CallingHark! The Herald Angels SingHo! Steward Bid my servantsThe Holly and the IvyHow Great Our JoyHymn for Christmas DayI Heard the Bells on Christmas DayI Saw Three ShipsIl est né le divin EnfantIn Bethlehem, that noble placeIn Dulci JubiloIn natali DominiIn terra PaxIn The Bleak Midwinter (both Darke and Holst)The IncarnationInfant Holy Infant LowlyIt Came Upon the Midnight ClearJacob's LadderJesu, hail! O God most holyJesus in the MangerJesus the Light of the WorldJingle BellsJolly Old Saint NicholasJoseph, O Dear Joseph MineJoy to the WorldKling GlöckchenLætentur CoeliLo, How a Rose E'er BloomingMake we joy now in this festThe Manger ThroneMasters in This HallMilfordMyn LykingNew Prince, New PompeNoel NouveletO Christmas TreeO Come Divine MessiahO Come, All Ye FaithfulO Come, Little ChildrenO Come, O Come, EmmanuelO Du FrohlicheO Holy NightO Little Town of BethlehemO Magnum MysteriumO TannenbaumOf the Father's Love BegottenOn Jordan's BankOn the Birthday of the LordOnce in Royal David's CityOrientis PartibusPast Three A ClockPat-a-PanPersonent HodiePuer Natus in BethlehemPuer nobis nasciturQuem PastoresRing out Wild BellsRise Up, Shepherds, And FollowRiu Riu ChiuThe Sans Day CarolThe Seven Joys of MaryShepherds! Shake Off Your Drowsy SleepShilohSilent NightSleep, Holy BabeThe Son of God is born for allStill Still StillStille NachtThe Story of the ShepherdThe Stranger StarSussex CarolSweet was the song the Virgin sungThere's a Song in the AirThis Endris NightTo us is born a little ChildTo Us This Morn a Child is BornTollite HostiasThe Truth from AboveTwas in a Cave on Christmas MornTwas in the winter coldThe Twelve Days of ChristmasUnto us is born a SonUp Good Christen Folk and ListenVeni, Veni, EmmanuelThe Virgin and ChildA Virgin UnspottedWachet AufThe Waits' SongThe Wassail SongWatchman, Tell Us of the NightWe Three Kings of Orient AreWe Wish You a Merry ChristmasThe Wexford CarolWhat Child is This?When Angelick Host EntunedWhen Christ Was Born of Mary FreeWhile Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

The Curious World of Christmas

Celebrating All That Is Weird, Wonderful, and Festive
Author: Niall Edworthy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636745
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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A fascinating miscellany that celebrates all things Christmas from the author of The Curious Gardener?s Almanac. Drawing from more than two thousand years of history and culture, this collection of anecdotes, customs, tips, and recipes features more than 1,000 entries honoring one of the world?s most celebrated holidays. This unpredictable, addictive gem weaves in famous quotations, traditional sayings, verses, and wisdom to create a book that will be enjoyed long after the Christmas tree is down and the turkey leftovers finished off. Each page yields tidbits on everything from the real reason why December 25th was chosen as the celebratory day and a 19th-century turkey recipe to the origins of kissing under mistletoe and statistics showing why Christmas is proven to be more stressful than divorce or burglary. Chapter topics include: ? Farting Dwarves and Peacock Pie (or, How Our Ancestors Celebrated Christmas) ? Will the Real Father Christmas Please Stand Up (or, The Origins of Santa Claus) ? Happy Reunions, Terrible Tantrums (or, Christmas and the Family) ? Reindeer Sausages and Minced Coffins (or, Christmas Food and Drink) ? And much more With enough curiosities to intrigue, amuse, and enlighten even the grumpiest Scrooge, this is the perfect gift book for anyone who counts down the months until their favorite holiday.

Parish sermons for the Advent and Christmas seasons


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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William of Malmesbury's Chronicle of the Kings of England

From the Earliest Period to the Reign of King Stephen
Author: William (of Malmesbury)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 544
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God's Blessings of Christmas


Author: Billy Graham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 0529104334
Category: Religion
Page: 48
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Rejoice in the miracle and meaning of Christmas. Billy Graham celebrates the Savior’s birth in this thoughtful Christmas devotional booklet. Explore the blessings of hope, joy, love, and peace that believers can experience as they keep their eyes on Jesus. Included are excerpts from the bestselling This Christmas Night, hymns, Scriptural accounts of Christ’s birth, and beautiful poetry by Ruth Bell Graham. It’s perfect for keeping your focus on what’s truly important during the busyness of the Christmas season. Note: Must be ordered in multiples of 24. Self-shipping box can be used as counter display. To order shrink-wrapped bundles without display box, use ISBN 978-1-4003-2336-4.

The King of Madison Avenue

David Ogilvy and the Making of Modern Advertising
Author: Kenneth Roman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230618343
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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From the former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, the first biography of advertising maverick David Ogilvy Famous for his colorful personality and formidable intellect, David Ogilvy left an indelible mark on the advertising world, transforming it into a dynamic industry full of passionate, creative individuals. This first-ever biography traces Ogilvy's remarkable life, from his short-lived college education and undercover work during World War II to his many successful years in New York advertising. Ogilvy's fascinating life and career make for an intriguing study from both a biographical and a business standpoint. The King of Madison Avenue is based on a wealth of material from decades of working alongside the advertising giant, including a large collection of photos, memos, recordings, notes, and extensive archives of Ogilvy's personal papers. The book describes the creation of some of history's most famous advertising campaigns, such as: * "The man in the Hathaway shirt" with his aristocratic eye patch * "The man from Schweppes is here" with Commander Whitehead, the elegant bearded Brit, introducing tonic water (and "Schweppervesence") to the U.S. * Perhaps the most famous automobile headline of all time--"At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock." * "Pablo Casals is coming home--to Puerto Rico." Ogilvy said this campaign, which helped change the image of a country, was his proudest achievement. * And his greatest (if less recognized) sales success--"DOVE creams your skin while you wash." Roman also carries Ogilvy's message into the present day, showing the contemporary relevance of the bottom-line focus for which his business ventures are remembered, and how this approach is still key for professionals in the modern advertising world.

The Promise of Christmas

The Sleighmaker
Author: Dana A. Lagmay
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469141922
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
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" Was Prince Ezra lulled into complacency after returning to his kingdom with his beautiful Siberian princes... forgetting his promise made to the cave-dweller? Indeed...until meeting Jesus in a temple, who handed him a gift for that cave-dweller of Star Lake Siberia. Will the prince and his family overcome the perils of traveling north with rampaging armies gobbling up land for their emperor ... and dirt-bag sword-slashing thieves stalking trade routes that would kill him and take his family as slaves, and lose the gift for the cave dwellers? Indeed it's a screaming, gut-wrenching, knee-trembling adventure, teasing your curiosity into flying high like a roller-coaster sleigh-ride zipping through the star filled skies. This tale will alchemize, tantalize, and captivate you into graceful submission, filling it finally, with a peaceful desire. Book III Sequel - The Promise of Christmas - The Promise Kept (soon to be released) Peace and Prosperity is enjoyed at long last in Tobolsk. Traders from far and near make annual treks to the north to trade for the best fur, using not only precious metals like gold and silver but also rare gems and crafted items of every kind, and for anyone willing to spend time browsing the market square. More important, and now widely known from afar, is the annual Christmas Celebration in Tobolsk where the story of the trip to Bethlehem is told while children gather around to hear of the coming of Angels announcing the birth of the Christ child, and the journey made by Prince Ezra and the Magi battling thieves and roman soldiers to fulfill their destiny, and when it was over, gifts were exchanged by everyone while merry songs are sung by all. It was at one of these festive moments that a traveler from the homeland of the Prince gave news of Jesus and the mission he had started to give hope to all for peace and happiness. It was then that Nikko who was a young boy when he met Jesus in the temple of Jerusalem, decided it was time for him to fulfill his destiny."

A Picture of the Manners ... and Pastimes of the Inhabitants of England, from the arrival of the Saxons down to the eighteenth century ... Illustrated, etc


Author: Jehoshaphat Aspin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 296
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The Wonder of Christmas


Author: Derric Johnson
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781562925321
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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A beautiful collection of poems, songs, and anecdotes that reveals the heart of Christmas and will communicate the heart of God.

Three Kings of Casablanca

The Trek to Treasure
Author: Rock DiLisio
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469728214
Category: Fiction
Page: 122
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It is post World War II and the world is returning to normality. It is a time of exploration and Professor Marshall Mane, archaeologist and hero in the recent conflict, decides it is time to become a hunter of history. The history that he searches for is one that has fascinated him since childhood. Now with the means and the authority, he ventures off to answer the burning question: do the gifts of the Magi still exist? His research leads him to the always enchanting country of Morocco. Casablanca, to be more specific, is the base of operation and the mystique that surrounds the famous city is very much in evidence. He enlists the assistance of a lovely, yet feisty, Italian archaeological colleague and a Moroccan museum director in his burning quest for answers. Little do they know that their search will be severely hindered by a secretive, international organization that just so happens to be on the same trail. It is 1947. The mystery, enchantment and romance of French Morocco abounds in a story of adventure and intrigue. The quest is priceless. The combination is potent. Have you ever been to Casablanca?