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Image for Christmas Megapack: 25 Modern and Classic YuletideStories
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1434445607 / 9781434445605
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02/11/2012
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609 pages

Christmas -- the very word conjures up memories of the most wondrous childhood holiday of all--filled with the glitter of colorfully-wrapped presents, family visits, carols, photographs, decorating the tree, attendance at church to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, and tummy-stuffing dinners tucked with treats seen at no other time of the year.

But the yule holiday has been celebrated for at least two centuries in North America, and our writers have been producing memorable stories about this unique day for almost as long.

Here are 25 Christmas stories old and new, tales to delight, to entrance, to beguile, and even to sadden a whole new generation of readers.

From Nina Kiriki Hoffman's poignant "Lazelle Family Christmas" to Jacob A.

Riis's gut-wrenching portrait of the holiday in the 1890s slums of New York to Johnston McCulley's riveting tale of Christmas in the Old West, we experience every possible facet of this most precious day of the year.

So sit back and relive your memories once again, as recreated through the eyes of some of the finest writers of their time!Included in this volume are:INTRODUCTION, by Robert ReginaldTHE SUBSTITUTE SHOPPER, by Edna A.

CollamoreCAN'T SEE THE TREE FOR THE FOREST by Skadi meic BeorhTHE GIFT, by Marilyn "Mattie" BrahenSANTA'S STOLEN SACK, by S.

Omar BarkerCHRISTMAS TREE DETAIL, by Johnston McCulleyTHE SANTA TRAP, by Robin AurelianLAZELLE FAMILY CHRISTMAS, by Nina Kiriki HoffmanTHE CHRISTMAS CRAZIES: A GRIFF & FATS STORY, by Gary LovisiSCROOGE 3000, by Michael McCartyA HELL OF A CHRISTMAS, by Michael McCartyTHE CHRISTMAS BANE, by S.

Clayton RhodesTHE CHRISTMAS EVE GHOST, by Ernest DudleyDOG EAT DOG: A CHRISTMAS TALE, by Robert ReginaldWHEN THE YULE LOG BURNS, by Leona DalrympleMERRY CHRISTMAS IN THE TENEMENTS, by Jacob A.

RiisTHE RAPTURE OF HETTY, by Mary Hallock FooteTHE CHRISTMAS ANGEL, by Henry Van DykeCHRISTMAS: A STORY, by Zona GaleCOLONEL CROCKETT'S CO-OPERATIVE CHRISTMAS, by Rupert HughesTHE BIRDS' CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Kate Douglas WigginTHE MERRYVALE BOYS: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS AT MERRYVALE, by Alice Hale BurnettPEACE ON EARTH, GOOD-WILL TO DOGS, by Eleanor Hallowell AbbottHOW IT HAPPENED, by Kate Langley BosherTHE LITTLE CITY OF HOPE: A CHRISTMAS STORY, by F.

Marion CrawfordON CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE EVENING , by Grace S.

RichmondAnd don't forget to search this ebook store for "Megapack" to see other volumes in the series, from science fiction to ghost stories to mysteries...and many more!

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