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The Autobiography Of Santa Claus

Author : Jeff Guinn
ISBN : 1101127775
Genre : Fiction
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It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history. An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!

The True History Of Santa Claus

Author : Nury Vittachi
ISBN : 9628687778
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Its Christmas Eve. A boy and girl set out on a cold night to do a favour for a neighbour. One of the children thinks Santa can help. But the other is far too smart to be taken in by all that kids stuff......

Santa My Life And Times

Author : Santa Claus
ISBN : 9781787733091
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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It’s time to believe all over again. For hundreds of years, the legend of Santa Claus has delighted children of all ages across the world, but what is the true story behind his apple-cheeked face, long white beard and the many myths and tales that surround him? Now you can read the miraculous and thrilling all-true life-story of Santa Claus as only Santa could tell it. Come with us as we set off on a magical sleigh-ride journey to a far-off enchanted winter wonderland and discover how a seemingly normal boy named Nicholas became Santa, how he earned his signature red suit, how he met Prancer, Dancer and the other reindeer, how he first met the Elves and how he fell in love with his one-true love, Sara. Then read all about his very first Christmas Eve adventure. This enchanting book, beautifully illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz, one of the greatest comic book artists of all time, will make you believe in the magic and wonder of Santa Claus all over again…

Santa Claus

Author : Gerry Bowler
ISBN : 9781551996080
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An entertaining, often surprising look at the life of the world’s most influential fictional character. He is the embodiment of charity and generosity, a creation of mythology, a tool of clever capitalists. The very idea of him is enduring and powerful. Santa Claus was born in early-nineteenth-century America, but his family tree goes back seven hundred years to Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children. Intervening generations were shaggy and strange — whip-wielding menaces to naughty boys and girls. Yet as the raucous, outdoor, alcohol-fuelled holiday gave way to a more domestic, sentimental model, a new kind of gift-bringer was called for — a loveable elf, still judgmental but far less threatening. In this engaging social and cultural history, Gerry Bowler examines the place of Santa Claus in history, literature, advertising, and art. He traces his metamorphosis from a beardless youth into a red-suited peddler. He reveals the lesser-known aspects of the gift-bringer’s life — Santa’s involvement with social and political causes of all stripes (he enlisted on the Union side in the American Civil War), his starring role in the movies and as adman for gun-makers and insurance companies. And he demolishes the myths surrounding Santa Claus and Coca-Cola. Santa Claus: A Biography will stand as the classic work on the long-lived and multifarious Mr. Claus. From the Hardcover edition.

The Christmas Chronicles

Author : Jeff Guinn
ISBN : 1585426695
Genre : Fiction
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In three holiday novels, Santa Claus recounts his adventures, his wife describes how she protected the holiday from the Puritans, and Santa discusses his experiences competing on a reality show that was looking for the "real" Santa.

How Mrs Claus Saved Christmas

Author : Jeff Guinn
ISBN : 9781101118924
Genre : Fiction
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In How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas, Jeff Guinn combines solid historical fact with glorious legend to deliver another heartwarming holiday book for the whole family. It's 1620 and Mrs. Claus's dear husband is off in the New World planting the seeds of what will become a glorious Christmas tradition. Meanwhile, Mrs. Claus has chosen to stay in England, where the first signs of a dangerous threat to Yuletide cheer are in evidence. The Puritans have gained control of Parliament and appear determined to take all the fun out of Christmas. But Mrs. Claus knows that it's time for serious action when, in 1647, a law is passed by Parliament that actually punishes anyone who celebrates Christmas. Using as its springboard the actual events of a day in 1647 when ten thousand peasants marched through the streets of Canterbury demanding their right to celebrate a beloved holiday, How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas is rich in historical detail, adventure, and plain ol' Christmas fun.

There Really Is A Santa Claus

Author : William J. Federer
ISBN : 0965355748
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Saint Nicholas - Sinter Klaas - Santa Claus Read the story of Nicholas, 3rd Century Bishop of Myra, Asia Minor (present day Turkey) and how over time stories of his holy, generous life were embelished into legend. Discover additions of writer Washington Irving, minister Clement Moore, Civil War illustrator Thomas Nast, Coca-Cola artist Haddom Sundblom. Explore fascinating origins of the 12 Days of Christmas, Christmas Tree, Carols, Kris Kringle, Creche' scene, Poinsettia, Hanukkah... Relive events on Christmas throughout history, from Columbus to Valley Forge, the Great Depression to the Korean War. Travel back in time by reading Christmas Messages of U.S. Presidents, such as: Harry S Truman, just after WWII, at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, 1946: "If we as a nation, and the other nations of the world, will accept it, the star of faith will guide us into the place of peace as it did the shepherds on that day of Christ's birth long ago."

The Santa Claus Man

Author : Alex Palmer
ISBN : 9781493018901
Genre : History
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The true story of John Duval Gluck, Jr., who in 1913 founded the Santa Claus Association, which had the sole authority to answer Santa's mail in New York City. He ran the organization for 15 years, gaining fame for making the myth of Santa a reality to poor children by arranging for donors to deliver the toys they requested, until a crusading charity commissioner exposed Gluck as a fraud. The story is wide in scope, interweaving a phony Boy Scout group, kidnapping, stolen artwork, and appearances by the era's biggest stars and New York City’s most famous landmarks. The book is both a personal story and a far-reaching historical one, tracing the history of Christmas celebration in America and the invention of Santa Claus.

Santa Claus

Author : Gerald Bowler
ISBN : 0771015321
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An entertaining, often surprising look at the life of the world’s most influential fictional character. He is the embodiment of charity and generosity, a creation of mythology, a tool of clever capitalists. The very idea of him is enduring and powerful. Santa Claus was born in early-nineteenth-century America, but his family tree goes back seven hundred years to Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children. Intervening generations were shaggy and strange — whip-wielding menaces to naughty boys and girls. Yet as the raucous, outdoor, alcohol-fuelled holiday gave way to a more domestic, sentimental model, a new kind of gift-bringer was called for — a loveable elf, still judgmental but far less threatening. In this engaging social and cultural history, Gerry Bowler examines the place of Santa Claus in history, literature, advertising, and art. He traces his metamorphosis from a beardless youth into a red-suited peddler. He reveals the lesser-known aspects of the gift-bringer’s life — Santa’s involvement with social and political causes of all stripes (he enlisted on the Union side in the American Civil War), his starring role in the movies and as adman for gun-makers and insurance companies. And he demolishes the myths surrounding Santa Claus and Coca-Cola. Santa Claus: A Biography will stand as the classic work on the long-lived and multifarious Mr. Claus.

Santa Claus Is For Real

Author : Charles Edward Hall
ISBN : 9781476743752
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A heartwarming true-life fable from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa—including his personal journey of discovering the magic of Christmas. Every year, over a million people attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, where they have the pleasure of seeing Charles Edward Hall don a traditional red suit and become the world's most famous Santa Claus—a role he has played for twenty-seven straight years. But Hall wasn’t always such a jolly old soul. Believe it or not, this Santa was once a Scrooge. For the first time, Charles tells the inspiring story of his own transformation, from a wide-eyed child who once caught a glimpse of Santa through a frosty windowpane, to a young man who lost his faith in jolly old Saint Nick. It wasn’t until fate intervened, in the form of an unexpected role, a stage malfunction, and hundreds of letters from children, that Charles rediscovered his Christmas spirit. Ultimately, he realized Radio City was his life’s work, and that Santa isn’t just a role. He lives in the hearts of the millions who attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and everyone who embraces the Christmas spirit. Santa Claus, in other words, is real. When Charles needed him most, Santa was there, with kind words and a special gift. As this delightful true-life fable proves, he is there for everyone. All it takes is a good heart, an honest joy, and a belief in the magic of Christmas.

Being Santa Claus

Author : Sal Lizard
ISBN : 9781101600528
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A veteran Santa reveals heartwarming true stories and lessons from his twenty-year career spreading Christmas magic. With the holiday shopping season beginning earlier each year, more than ever. Americans are struggling to remember the true meaning of Christmas. And who better to deliver the gift of Christmas inspiration than a man who has spent the last two decades playing Santa? Sal Lizard was in his twenties when his beard and hair turned completely white. Today he appears everywhere from malls and parades to schools and hospitals. And— from his custom-made red velvet suits to the mistletoe that hangs from the rearview mirror in his Santa-mobile—he is Santa Claus three hundred and sixty-five days a year. In Being Santa Claus Sal reflects on his experiences with both children and adults including: Christmas magic is all around us: We don’t always see it, but it is there, shaping and enriching our lives. Sometimes you need to go that extra mile:Santa Claus is the one person who can’t even use a blizzard as an excuse not to honor his commitments, and Sal teaches adults the importance of always showing up for our children. Even a small child can make a big difference: Sal has met some impressive children over the years, and he’s learned that you don’t need to be a grown-up to make an impact on the world around you. In Being Santa Claus Sal shares these lessons, along with often heartwarming, occasionally heartbreaking, and sometimes downright hysterical stories from his twenty-year career as Santa.

Santa

Author : Martin I. Green
ISBN : 0380975599
Genre : Fiction
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Old Kris Kringle himself tells the story of his life, throwing light on his childhood, on the workings of his toyshop, and on the mysteries of his Christmas Eve flight, in an illustrated Christmas keepsake designed for families to read aloud. 136,000 first printing.

Santa S North Pole Cookbook

Author : Jeff Guinn
ISBN : 9781101216033
Genre : Cooking
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In this one-of-a-kind Christmas cookbook, Saint Nicholas himself invites readers to pull up their chairs to his dining table at the North Pole and enjoy a bounty of his most cherished holiday recipes. Featuring classic American holiday dishes as well as mouthwatering Christmas fare from all over the world-Santa's favorite finds from his extensive travels-Santa's North Pole Cookbook offers an abundance of holiday meals that are as delicious as they are rich in Christmas tradition. With more than seventy classic Christmas recipes from German Christmas Goose with Cabbage and Potato Dumplings and Santa's Favorite Rosemary Turkey to Christopsomo (the traditional Greek holiday bread that children decorate with dough designs before baking) and English Christmas Plum Pudding, Santa's North Pole Cookbook is a must-have for anyone who delights in preparing delectable, yet easy-to-make holiday food for their family. Santa also tells the fascinating lore of the celebration of the winter solstice and the festivities of Christmas, sharing with readers the wonderful stories about how and where he personally encountered these toothsome delicacies in his yuletide travels. Full of appetizers, side dishes, main courses, beverages-and, of course, desserts!-Santa's North Pole Cookbook guides readers in creating special holiday meals for their loved ones at Christmastime.

The Real Santa Claus

Author : Marianna Mayer
ISBN : 9781623343156
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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For most of us, young and old, Santa Claus is a jolly old man, as described in the classic poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas." In fact, few people realize that there was a real St. Nicholas. He was the Bishop of Myra and lived during the fourth century. In this beautifully illustrated and richly designed book, Mayer creates an inviting portrait of the man who became legendary for his generosity and miraculous acts of kindness.

The Santa Claus Project

Author : Marsha; Matt Schmidt
ISBN : 147726776X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When you were a child growing up, chances are that you believed in Santa Claus. That merry fat man who brought presents to all the good kids in the world. Then by accident, or because someone told, you discovered this man did not really exist. How did that feel? This is a question was always wanted to know the answer to so we asked people to tell us their stories. Here is a collection of fun and interesting essays about Santa Claus. What we learned is that kids are pretty smart and the Santa Claus story wil endure.

Dr Andrew Batsis Husband Dentist Kiwanian Santa Claus?

Author : Katherine J Batsis
ISBN : 9781684714032
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The book is about Dr. Andrew Batsis, a loving husband, a gentle dentist, a caring Kiwanian, who resembled Santa Claus and his family, friends, patients, and aquaintences. He made a positive difference in the lives he touched and was considered a mentor for the Kiwanis youth. The book has three parts: I The Memorial Tribute, II Personal Reflections Plus, and III Kiwanis. This memoir is filled with anecdotes, recipes, letters, of Greek and American cultures. His life culminated in the highest award given to him by Key Club International, the Key of Honor. He continued to serve Kiwanis programs of caring, especially the Young Children, Priority One, until his passing, April 20, 2005.

The Real Santa Claus

Author : Katherine Beaton
ISBN : 1789557518
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Who was Santa Claus? Did he really exist? If he did exist, when did he live? Perplexed parents are liable to be asked such questions at Christmas time and it is to help them that this book was written. Based on solid historical research it proves conclusively that Santa Claus was not a myth, as is sometimes thought. He was in fact a very real person, a dedicated early Christian hero who fought all his life against barbarity and injustice, whose loving kindness for his fellow men became legendary . This book analyses both the man and the legend and provides a fascinating portrait of the old, beloved patron of children.

Our Land Before We Die

Author : Jeff Guinn
ISBN : 9781101160817
Genre : Social Science
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In Our Land Before We Die, Jeff Guinn traces the little-known history of the runaway slaves who fled to the Florida Everglades to live alongside the Seminole Indians. Deeply rooted in tribal oral history, and based on extensive interviews with descendants, this book describes the incredible circumstances of a people who sought shelter in the shadow of a tribe whose land and welfare already hung in the balance. And yet, in their tireless journey-from Florida to Indian Territory in Oklahoma; on the seven-hundred-mile flight from persecution that took them across the Rio Grande into Mexico; and then back across the Rio Grande to Texas-they never surrendered the hope of one day attaining land of their own. Our Land Before We Die brings to life the largely forgotten history of a courageous people and the descendants for whom this story is their only legacy.

The Santa Claus Tapes

Author : Jack Reiker
ISBN : 9781468941531
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The interview you just won't believe. Jack Reiker is a serious journalist but he got a shock in 2013 when he was asked to interview a stranger. What he found out left him confused and amazed. This is the story of that interview. It is short, nothing added and nothing taken away. If you have ever wondered about the idea of Santa Claus then this is one story you will not want to miss. Believe or refuse to believe but Reiker uncovers a story that may change how you look at Christmas forever.

The Truth About Christmas

Author : Santa Claus
ISBN : 0824516788
Genre : Religion
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For the first time in history, Santa Claus shares his deepest beliefs about Christimas in a book to both comfort and challenge us.

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