‘Tis the Season:

An Oldie but goodie upstairs in the Junior Room. The Christmas Almanac is a great book for helping you plan the Holidays with your family!

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The ultimate Christmas book, The Christmas Almanac is part reference, part anthology, part cookbook, part history book, part songbook, part shopping guide, part crafts, and part trivia book, this hefty volume with 200 color illustrations belongs on every family’s shelf. Each of eight chapters is a combination of elements based on its particular theme. They include:

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 – tons of options!

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