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Christmas in the Crosshairs

Author : Gerry Bowler
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An Anglican priest hands out brass knuckles to his congregation to guard his church from anti-Christmas fanatics. Fascists insist that the real Christmas is the Winter Solstice, while Communists stage atheist musicals outside of churches on Christmas Eve. Activists vandalize shops that set outholiday advertising in October and anti-consumerists sing parody carols in shopping malls. Is there a war on Christmas? As Gerry Bowler demonstrates in Christmas in the Crosshairs, there is and always has been a war, or several wars, on Christmas. A global phenomenon adored by billions and a backbone of international trade, Christmas is the biggest single event on the planet. For Christians it is the second-most sacred date on the calendar. But whether one celebrates it or not, it engages billions of people who are caught up in itscommercialism, music, sentiment, travel, and frenetic busyness. Since its controversial invention in the Roman Empire, Christmas has struggled with paganism, popular culture, fierce Christian opposition, its abolition in Scotland and New England, and its neglect and near-death in the 1700s, only tobe miraculously reinvented in the 1800s. The twentieth century saw it opposed by Bolsheviks, twisted by Hitler, and appropriated by every special interest group in the industrialized world. Lately it has been caught up in the culture wars between the political left and the right in America. From itsuse in civil rights protests (a boycott on holiday spending in white-owned stores), to appropriations of well-known lyrics (Dancing in a Wiccan Wonderland), to some frankly puzzling performance art pieces (rolling across London while singing We Wish You a Merry Christmas), groups from all walks oflife have used the holiday's massive popularity to draw attention to their causes. Christmas in the Crosshairs tells the story of the tug-of-war over Christmas, replete with cross-dressing priests, ranting Puritans, and atheist witches. In addition to providing a history of Christmas from the beginning up to the present day, the stories Bowler tells explore the scope of itsinfluence and give us a shocking, and entertaining, look at the tradition we thought we knew so well.

Christmas Trees

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One Night Before Christmas A Billionaire for Christmas One Night Second Chance It Happened One Night

Author : Janice Maynard
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One Night with the Billionaire Billionaire Leo Cavallo just doesn’t do Christmas. That is, until he meets his neighbour, the irresistible Phoebe Kemper, and a storm forces them to get a whole lot closer... Soon, Leo realises that the only present he wants this year is Phoebe – and not just for Christmas!

Christmas Awakening

Author : Ann Voss Peterson
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The landmark Drake House had seen its share of tragedy with two deaths in the past six months. Deaths or murders? Marie Leonard vowed to find out after her father, Brandon Drake's faithful butler, was found dead weeks before Christmas. Returning to Jenkins Cove brought back painful memories of her father and of Brandon, the man she'd loved and lost a decade ago. But now the widowed Brandon was dark and brooding, and the house whispered of hidden secrets and eerie threats, which Marie had no choice but to ignore. She wanted the man she'd never stopped loving, and she wanted to catch a killer.

Killer Colton Christmas Special Agent Cowboy The Coltons of Shadow Creek The Marine s Christmas Case The Coltons of Shadow Creek Mills Boon Romantic Suspense

Author : Regan Black
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The Coltons of Shadow Creek comes to a shocking Christmas climax!

The Christmas Target Mills Boon Love Inspired Suspense Mission Rescue Book 6

Author : Shirlee McCoy
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Christmas Under Fire

Classified K 9 Unit Christmas A Killer Christmas Classified K 9 Unit Book 7 Yuletide Stalking Classified K 9 Unit Book 8 Mills Boon Love Inspired Suspense

Author : Lenora Worth
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DANGER NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY... TWO NOVELLAS IN THE CLASSIFIED K-9 UNIT SERIES

A Very Country Christmas 5 sparkling holiday reads

Author : Rachael Johns
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Alissa Callen, Fiona Greene, Rachael Johns, Juliet Madison, Victoria Purman This collection of heartwarming Australian stories is full of the joys of the season and guaranteed to brighten your Christmas Under Christmas Stars – Alissa Callen [BRAND NEW STORY] Small–town teacher Freya George is determined to make up for last year's disastrous Christmas. This year she will stop at nothing to ensure that she and the Woodlea community have the best holiday season ever. But from the moment Freya meets cattleman Drew Macgregor, her plans unravel faster than red Christmas ribbon... Home For Christmas – Fiona Greene [FIRST TIME IN PRINT] When Sergeant Tate McAuliffe, stationed in Afghanistan, opens his Christmas care package from Australia, he is stunned by both its contents and the sender, Layla Preston. Little could Layla know that this impersonal–but–cheerful holiday gift is set to be the start of something big... The Kissing Season – Rachael Johns A wild past, a secret pregnancy and a disastrous marriage: every family has a black sheep...and Hannah Elliot is it. But when she returns to her home town of Wildwood Point, she is determined to stay on the straight and narrow. Then gorgeous Italian Matteo Della Bosca walks into her life and Hannah's resolve starts to slip... 12 Daves Of Christmas – Juliet Madison [FIRST TIME IN PRINT] Can love transcend time and space? An uplifting story of a lonely writer, her grandmother's ghost and a Christmas road trip to visit 12 different Daves. Christmas At Remarkable Bay – Victoria Purman [BRAND NEW STORY] Prickly Mara has hit a crossroads and is hoping a Christmas alone in idyllic Remarkable Bay will help. Police officer George is also alone for Christmas. Drawn together unwillingly, they try to stay out of each other's way. But Remarkable Bay is a small place...

Christmas Stalking Mills Boon Intrigue

Author : Jo Leigh
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KIDNAPPED, BODY AND SOUL

Christmas Double Cross Mills Boon Love Inspired Suspense Texas Ranger Holidays Book 2

Author : Jodie Bailey
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DEAD RINGER

Her Christmas Hero Christmas Justice Snow Blind Christmas at Thunder Horse Ranch Mills Boon By Request

Author : Robin Perini
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Her Christmas Hero Christmas Justice

The Eleven Days of Christmas

Author : Marshall L. Michel (III)
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In telling the story of America's last great air battle, Marshall Michel has used hundreds of formerly classified documents from U.S. government archives and traveled to Hanoi to examine records there. He also interviewed dozens of Americans and Vietnamese who participated in the battle at all levels, allowing him to take the reader into meetings at the White House and SAC Headquarters, and into the B-52 cockpits, the Vietnamese missile sites and the POW camps of Hanoi.

Merry and Bright

Author : Debbie Macomber
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***PRE-ORDER NOW*** FROM THE NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR DEBBIE MACOMBER A novel about first impressions and second chances. It’s Christmas, the season to be snowed under. Merry Smith is overworked. Between family responsibilities, preparing for Christmas, and staying out of the crosshairs of her boss there’s room for little else. Her social life is the last thing on her mind, much less finding love. Jayson Bright is feeling the pressure. Christmas is his most stressful time of year. Deadlines are looming, the holidays are coming, and employees are winding down. He’s the one left in the office pulling late and lonely nights. Luckily for these two, their friends and family take matters into their own hands, and Merry and Bright are about to discover that love can be found where you least expect it . . . Praise for Debbie Macomber ‘An ideal holiday book’ Good Housekeeping ‘If there's a star in the romance and women's fiction firmament, chances are high it’s Debbie Macomber’ Publishers Weekly 'A thrilling yet tender tale' My Weekly

Hunted for Christmas

Author : Jill Elizabeth Nelson
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His cover’s been blown. A mole has framed undercover DEA agent Rogan McNally, and now his own agency and the drug cartel he infiltrated are after him. When he’s wounded just as a snowstorm hits, veterinarian Trina Lopez’s rural barn is the only nearby shelter. Now with Trina in the crosshairs for saving his life and both of them on the run at Christmas, can they outwit their pursuers? From Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Mac OS X 10 3 Panther

Author : Maria Langer
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A guide to the updated operating system for beginning users covers new Macintosh applications and offers power tips, customization secrets, and troubleshooting advice.

The Night Before Christmas

Author : Victoria Alexander
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Four Christmas stories and romance.

American Christmas Tree Journal

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Sergeant s Christmas Siege

Author : Megan Crane
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Danger lurks in the wilds of Grizzly Harbor this Christmas but it's love that has Alaska Force in the cross-hairs, from the USA Today bestselling author of Sniper's Pride. When straight-arrow, by-the-rules Alaskan State Trooper Kate Holiday is sent to investigate a local band of secretive commandos in remote Grizzly Harbor over the holidays, her least favorite time of year, her objective is clear: disband Alaska Force and arrest them. But Kate didn't count on the diabolical temptation of Templeton Cross. The former Army Ranger exudes charm and has absolutely no respect for the rules of law that govern Kate's life - too bad he also makes her mouth water and her knees weak. Templeton has always been good at keeping his game face on and his emotions hidden, especially in combat. But working with Kate brings back memories of losses he prefers to keep locked up tight. As the pressure mounts - and Christmas draws closer - it’s a given that someone's going to get hurt. Trouble is, the more time he spends convincing his careful, wary trooper that there’s more to the holidays than her memories, the more he wants to keep her around. Forever. But forever is the one thing a man like Templeton can't do. Not even at Christmas.

Oh Christmas Trees

Author : That Patchwork Place, Inc
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Oh! Christmas Trees

The Kid Who Stole Christmas

Author : Linda Stevens
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The Kid Who Stole Christmas by Linda Stevens released on Oct 25, 1994 is available now for purchase.