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The Golden Christmas

Author : William Gilmore Simms
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Rife with historical details and peppered with comic characters, The Golden Christmas remains a timeless tale of South Carolina's rich holiday heritage. Originally published in 1852, William Gilmore Simms's classic lowcountry romance chronicles the social customs and Christmas traditions of an antebellum plantation near Charleston. Drawing influence from Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol, Simms centers his plot on the pride of a Huguenot family, the prejudice of an English family, and the plight of star-crossed lovers, Ned Bulmer and Paula Bonneau, to win the blessings of both feuding houses amid a festive and frantic holiday season. Simms populates his novel with a lively cast--a learned Northern professor, a young English nobleman, opinionated widows, a blustery plantation owner, a condescending servant, a pig-thieving coachman, and a good-hearted barrister. Interwoven into the text are engrossing details about the lavish decorations and festivities that were the hallmark of Christmas celebrations in the antebellum South. Vibrant fireworks, candles nestled in holly, games of whist and backgammon, Yule logs, eggnog, and a visit from Father Chrystmasse all play their parts as the narrative unfolds. Here, too, are accurate descriptions of dress, dialogue, recreation, cultural mores, social hierarchy, and a vivid tableau of a shopping trip to Charleston's King, Queen, and Meeting streets in the 1850s. Equal parts novel of manners and comic romance, The Golden Christmas is now, as it has always been, a holiday gift to lovers of Southern lore from South Carolina's most famous author. This edition includes an introduction by Simms historian David Aiken.

The Golden Christmas

Author : William Gilmore Simms
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The Golden Christmas Tree

Author : Jan Wahl
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From the Golden Books archives comes a classic Christmas tale by a master storyteller and one of the great Golden Books illustrators. A forest is hushed for the animals' Christmas. The elephant brings a fir tree from far away, and the animals gather silently. . . . The kangaroos decorate the tree with pinecones, and the giraffe places a star at the top. “Now, as it happened before, the lion lay down with the lamb. . . .” This beautifully told story by noted author Jan Wahl is brought to life with richly textured paintings by Caldecott Medalist Leonard Weisgard, celebrating the majesty and wonder of Christmas. It was originally published in 1988.

Golden Christmas

Author : Margaret Denise Shead
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Carodyne Leigh Anne Grimes had lovingly planned a romantic 40th wedding aniversary trip and vow renewal ceremony for her handsome husband Rhett and herself; surrounded by their family standing next to them on the beach in Hawaii, with the sunset as their background. Everything was in place, or so she thought!? A domino effect derails events from one thing to another. "As God is my witness, I shall never, ever plan another wedding anniversary event again," Carodyne vowed to herself, but could she really dismiss the "granddaddy of them all" of anniversaries; their 50th???

The Golden Christmas Treasury

Author : Rick Bunsen
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An assortment of holiday stories, poems, and carols includes the works of such famous writers as Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Mapes Dodge, and L. Frank Baum

The Golden Christmas Book

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"Stories, songs, poems and riddles for Christmas"--Front cover.

The Golden Christmas Tree

Author : Jan Wahl
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From the Golden Books archives comes a classic Christmas tale by a master storyteller and one of the great Golden Books illustrators. A forest is hushed for the animals' Christmas. The elephant brings a fir tree from far away, and the animals gather silently. . . . The kangaroos decorate the tree with pinecones, and the giraffe places a star at the top. “Now, as it happened before, the lion lay down with the lamb. . . .” This beautifully told story by noted author Jan Wahl is brought to life with richly textured paintings by Caldecott Medalist Leonard Weisgard, celebrating the majesty and wonder of Christmas. It was originally published in 1988.

Mother Goose s Golden Christmas

Author : David Wood
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This musical play bears little resemblance to the traditional tale of Mother Goose. It takes its inspiration from the books of nursery rhymes under the umbrella title "Mother Goose", published over the last two centuries. The play opens with them preparing a surprise Christmas tree for her. It seems they are tired of always being called 'Little' and doing the same things (losing sheep, putting the kettle on etc.), so Mother Goose incorporates them the Big Bad Wolf, the Bigger Badder Wolf, a Giant, and Miss Muffet's Spider.6 women, 6 men

I ll Be Home for Christmas and One Golden Christmas

Author : Lenora Worth
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Christmas bells and wedding bells chime in these classic tales by Lenora Worth I'll Be Home For Christmas Just weeks before Christmas, widowed mother Myla Howell and her two children are saved from the streets by a wealthy oil tycoon nicknamed "Scrooge." Has the chill surrounding Nick Rudolph's icy heart begun to thaw in time for the holidays? One Golden Christmas Take one small-town Christmas pageant. Add in three motherless children with a secret holiday wish and a handsome widowed father. Mix just so with pageant director Leandra Flanagan. Will yield big surprises by December 25th.

One Golden Christmas Sugar Plum Season

Author : Lenora Worth
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Seeking the Christmas spirit One Golden Christmas by Lenora Worth As holiday pageant coordinator in her tiny Texas hometown, Leandra Flanagan felt obligated to transform three motherless kids and their widowed carpenter dad, Nate Welby, into angel, shepherd, chorus member and set designer. But everything that happened afterward was purely by chance—or maybe the answer to a little girl’s fervent Christmas prayer… Sugar Plum Season by Mia Ross Moving to the tiny town of Barrett’s Mill, injured dancer Amy Morgan takes over her aunt’s dance studio and begins to organize a children’s Christmas ballet recital. She just needs handsome lumberjack Jason Barrett to build the stage sets. Working together forges a connection between the two. But it’ll take a few dancing candy canes—and a whole lot of faith—to bring them together.