A family Christmas /

Presents a collection of favorite holiday stories and excerpts including "The night before Christmas," by Clement C. Moore; "Little Tree," by e.e. cummings; and "A Christmas carol," by Charles Dickens.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Kennedy, Caroline, 1957-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Hyperion, c2007.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • We need a little Christmas / Jerry Herman
  • Letter to Santa, & Introduction / Caroline Kennedy
  • The gracious time (from Hamlet) / William Shakespeare
  • Psalm 8
  • Credo / Edwin Arlington Robinson
  • Letter to Fred Allen / Groucho Marx
  • Relative pronouns / E. B. White
  • Keeping Christmas / Henry van Dyke
  • White Christmas / Irving Berlin
  • Deck the halls (Welsh traditional carol)
  • Under the mistletoe / Countee Cullen
  • Messiah (Christmas portions) / Mark Doty
  • Little tree / E. E. Cummings
  • The Christmas tree / Emma Lazarus
  • Christmas trees: a Christmas circular letter / Robert Frost
  • A Christmas tree / Piri Thomas
  • Christmas party at the South Danbury Church / Donald Hall
  • The loudest voice / Grace Paley
  • Peace and goodwill to managers / George Bernard Shaw
  • The old scout: the season of letter-perfect families / Garrison Keillor
  • The computer's first Christmas card / Edwin Morgan
  • Lunch v. Donnelly, 465 U.S. 668 (1984)
  • The holly and the ivy (English traditional carol)
  • Santa Claus is comin' to town / Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots
  • A visit from St. Nicholas / Clement Clarke Moore
  • Is there a Santa Claus? ("Yes, Virginia") / Francis P. Church
  • Letter to Michelle Rochon / John F. Kennedy
  • Letter from Santa Claus / Mark Twain
  • Santa's stocking / Katharine Lee Bates
  • Mr. Edwards Meets Santa Claus (from Little House on the Prairie) / Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • A Chaparral Christmas gift / O. Henry
  • Santa Claus / Sonny Boy Williamson
  • Saint Nicholas / Marianne Moore
  • Saint Nicholas (from The Christmas encyclopedia) / William D. Crump
  • Six to eight black men / David Sedaris
  • Santaland 2006 (from Santa guide for the Macy's Santa)
  • Children of the world v. Santa Claus / Andrew J. McClurg
  • The deadweight loss of Christmas (from American Economic Review) / Joel Waldfogel
  • NORAD Tracks Santa (online tracking; also send Santa an email) / www.noradsanta.org
  • Father Christmas executed / Claude Levi-Strauss
  • Christmas in Hollis / Run-D.M.C.
  • Away in a manger / William James Kirkpatrick
  • Isaiah 9:2-6
  • Luke 2: 1-20
  • Pedida da la posada : asking for lodging
  • The stable / Gabriela Mistral
  • The barn / Elizabeth Coatsworth
  • Presepio / Joseph Brodsky
  • The puppy who wanted a boy / Jane Thayer
  • Christmas superstitions (from Christmas in the mountains) / Hubert J. Davis
  • Christmas Eve, Nochebuena / Cesar Vallejo
  • Carol of the birds, El cant dels ocells (Old Spanish carol from Catalonia)
  • Silent Night / Joseph Mohr & Franz Gruber
  • Joy to the world / Isaac Watts & G. F. Handel
  • Christmas sparrow / Billy Collins
  • Christmas Day in the morning / Pearl S. Buck
  • Christmas Day at sea / Joseph Conrad
  • Christmas / Vladimir Nabokov
  • A Christmas memory / Truman Capote
  • Blond / Natasha Trethewey
  • All I want for Christmas is you / Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
  • Hark! The herald angels sing / Charles Wesley, George Whitefield & Martin Madan, and Felix Mendelssohn
  • Peace / Henry Vaughan
  • Letter to John Hancock / George Washington
  • Christmas bells / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The Christmas truce, World War I (from The London Times)
  • Letter to Tommy, World War II / Lt. Col. Ralph Noonan
  • Telegram to the U.S. Ambassador, Moscow / W. Averell Harriman
  • A Christmas sermon on peace / Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Christmas e-mails from Iraq / Capt. Trent Weston & Sgt. Mike Mira
  • Happy Xmas (war is over) / John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas (Traditional)
  • All you that to feasting and mirth are inclined (Anonymous English Medieval)
  • "Amos 'n' Andy" Christmas show fails test of time (from The New York Times) / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Christmas in Qatar / Calvin Trillin
  • Christmas laughter / Nikki Giovanni
  • Penalty for keeping Christmas
  • Grace defended / Cotton Mather
  • From Martha Washington's kitchen
  • Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Harriet A. Jacobs
  • Christmas in the olden time / Sir Walter Scott
  • The second of the three spirits (from A Christmas carol) / Charles Dickens
  • Salvation Army's bounty (from the New York Times)
  • Christmas every day / William Dean Howells
  • Christmas in the tenements / Theodore Dreiser
  • Un poquito de tu amor / Sandra Cisneros
  • Here we come a-wassaling
  • O come all ye faithful / Frederick Oakeley & William Thomas Brooke and John Francis Wade
  • Matthew 2:1-12
  • The oxen / Thomas Hardy
  • A Christmas carol / Christina Rossetti
  • Carol of the Brown King / Langston Hughes
  • Christmas morning / Elizabeth Madox Roberts
  • The gift of the Magi / O. Henry
  • The real gifts parents can give to children / Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Dreams of a black Christmas / Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Christmas / St. Augustine
  • The first Nowell
  • Winter wonderland / Richard B. Smith and Felix Bernard
  • All's Noël that ends Noël / Ogden Nash
  • Christ climbed down / Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Remembrance is sufficient / W. H. Auden
  • Blow, blow, thou winter wind (from As you like it) / William Shakespeare.