The Christmas Almanac

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The Christmas Almanac

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With The Christmas Almanac, we launch a new series that incorporates many of the elements of vintage art, literature, songs, crafts, and recipes that have made our Little Big Book series such a success, and takes it even further, adding practical advice for shopping, travel, entertainment, as well as trivia, history, facts, and tips. This is the ultimate Christmas book. The Christmas Almanac will be organized into 8 chapters: Deck the Halls: Trees, Trimming, and Tinsel; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing! Holiday Music, Concerts & Events; Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding: The Christmas Feast; My True Love Gave To Me: The Gifts Of The Season; Santa Claus is Coming To Town: The Legend And Lore of St. Nick; 'Twas The Night Before Christmas: Christmas Eve; Christmas is Here: December 25th; What Can I Give Him? Charity at Christmastime. Each chapter will be a combination of elements based on its particular theme, including:
Classic Stories - from The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen to Eleanor Roosevelt's Christmas in Hyde Park
Poems - including "A Visit From St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore and Lewis Carroll's "Christmas Greetings From A Fairy To A Child"
Recipes - American standards such as Sugar Cookies and Cranberry Sauce; classic recipes from around the world; Christmas drinks; and entertaining ideas
History & Traditions - find out how the legend of St. Nick came to be, why we hang stockings and much, much more
Carols - complete with lyrics and music, from "Deck the Halls" to "Silent Night"
Games - to entertain children and grown-ups alike at holiday festivities
Gifts - where to buy them, what to buy, gifts to make, stocking stuffer ideas, tipping guides, and Christmas card etiquette
Facts & Trivia - Where is a white Christmas guaranteed? What's the most expensive Christmas present ever given? The biggest snowman ever made?
Shopping - Want to get your tree fresh from Vermont? Serve the coolest hot chocolate around? Send out the best fruitcake? We'll tell you where to go
Entertainment - celebrations around the country and the world, the best concerts, festivals, movies, music, and ballets
Tips - How to care for your tree, make sure Santa writes your kids back, and track him on-line as he makes his way around the world
Crafts - learn how to make tree decorations, orange clove balls, mini cookie & candy trees, cookie puzzles, scented sachets, and snow globes
Volunteering - cook and deliver Christmas dinners, make a child's Christmas wish list come true, or participate in a coat drive - we'll give you tons of options!

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Natasha Tabori Fried is Managing Editor of Welcome Enterprises. She worked at The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, before departing for Fox News Channel. She has co-edited The Little Big Book Of Love (with Lena Tabori for William Morrow) edited The Little Big Book of Chills & Thrills, The Little Big Book Of America and The Little Big Book Of Life (for Welcome Books). She lives in New York City.
Lena Tabori has conceived and edited numerous books including Love: A Celebration In Art and Literature (with Jane Lahr for STC), The Little Big Book For Dads (with H. Clark Wakabayashi), The Little Big Book For Moms (with Alice Wong), The Little Big Book of Love (with Natasha Tabori Fried) and The Little Big Book of Christmas, both for William Morrow.

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"A fab, funny, and family-oriented guide you'll want to give as a gift this holiday.  But make sure to keep a copy for yourself to bring out every Christmas.  Eight chapters offer indispensable info on carols, classic stories, and crafts."
--LA Parent

"The 200 plus beautiful vintage illustrations combined with all the wonderful Christmas 'goodies;' songs, recipes, poems and more has something for children and adults alike to share and enjoy!"
-FrugalPlus.com

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