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The delightful Christmas story/cookbook A CHRISTMAS DINNER by CHARLES DICKENS plus the award-winning children's book, THE AMAZING MENORAH of MAZELTOWN, along with the stocking stuffers below promise you a joyous holiday season.

Celebration! More Christmas Angels

by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

A brief and charming history of Christmastime angels and their music and magical errands. Our award-winning poet tells their story with the help of dozens of colorful images gathered from around the world.

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer spins her magical prose from her often snow-covered home high in the mountains of Colorado. Among her earlier books is Celebration: The Christmas Candle Book, a volume of sparkling holiday poems.


Hardcover, 64pp, 5½ by 5 ½ inches, $9.95

Celebration! Santa Comes to Town

by Agatha E. Gilmore

On Christmas Eve, Santa will pat his flying reindeer and climb into his sleigh---as always.

As always? Not exactly. Santa, explains journalist Aggie Gilmore, has been depicted riding a donkey or a goat, or even— a century ago—piloting one of those new-fangled airplanes.

The Santa of old stories and illustrations is not always round and jolly, and it took several centuries for him to add a fur-trimmed red suit to his wardrobe. This is a little book full of big surprises.


Hardcover, 64 pp., 5½ by 5 ½ inches, $9.95


Celebration! The Christmas Flower Book

by Nina Pinsky

Ancient Celts told an odd story about mistletoe. The New World flower, poinsettia, has almost magical Yuletide significance. A rose was not just a rose to the Victorians who considered roses, along with daisies and forget-me-nots, important Christmas flowers with layers of meanings.


Hardcover, 64 pp., 5½ by 5 ½ inches, $9.95

Celebration! The Christmas Animal Book

by Clint Viebrock

Dozens of tame or wild animals and birds, especially, have had Christmas roles. Paintings of farm animals and woodland creatures at holiday-time are a winning holiday legacy. Occasionally, we see animals all dressed up like people for Christmas. More often, they're part of a bucolic Noel scene.

Seattle native and retired airline pilot Clint Viebrock still travels the world, alighting in the Northwest or Telluride, CO for the holidays.


Hardcover, 64 pp., 5½ by 5 ½ inches,, $9.95

Celebration! The Christmas Dog Book

by Margaret Denk

The Christmas Dog Book revolves around a collection of antique Christmas cards, accompanied by brief narratives explaining dogs’ passage from the kennel to the heart of families’ Christmas celebrations.


Hardcover, 64 pp., 5½ by 5 ½ inches, $9.95

Celebration! The Christmas Cat Book

by Margaret Denk

In this lively book, a match in classy, colorful style to The Christmas Dog Book, the author uses Christmas card images from about 1885 to 1930 to chronicle Christmas cats. Chapter 1 looks at "Cozy Christmas Cats," beloved by Victorians and many pretty women. Chapter 2 considers the "Good-Luck Black Cat," Chapter 3 looks at "Almost Human Christmas Cats," busy with chores and full of cheeky charm.


Hardcover, 64 pp., 5½ by 5 ½ inches,$9.95

Margaret Denk, a Chicago-based producer of short films, loves both cats and dogs.

Choose Here Comes the Snow by Rosemarie Jarsksi for brilliant insights into, and extraordinary photographs of white crystalline glory. Hardcover $9.95.

And discover The Christmas Candle Book with poems of light!by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer — a stocking stuffer or perfect present for someone on your Christmas list. This poetic volume displays full-color antique Christmas cards featuring candlelight, collected the world over; each accompanied by original and joyous lyrics, Hardcover $9.95.

Celebration! The Santa Book

by Agatha E. Gilmore

Once upon a time Santa Claus wore robes of many colors and had several modes of transportation. Santa's newest biographer, Aggie Gilmore, reveals many surprises about Santa's past in presenting this unique collection of antique Christmas cards gathered from around the world.

This book is a treasure for a collector of Christmas memorabilia. It is set up so that each of its 32 cards may be detached and used.


Cardstock, $9.95

Celebration! The Christmas Angel Book

b y Deidre J. Fogg

An insightful history of yuletide angels and cherubs introduces this international collection of 32 luminous cards. Owners may treasure these wonderfully-reproduced old images or detach the cards for use


Cardstock, $9.95






A Christmas Dinner

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' first Christmas tale is republished with an introduction by Dickens' biographer Peter Ackroyd, a suite of commissioned oil paintings and Dickens' family holiday recipes.


Hardcover, 82pp, 8½ inches by 8½ inches,$24.95



The Amazing Menorah of Mazeltown

by Joy Fate & Harold Dresner

Illustrations by Neil Shapiro

An old menorah, discovered by two adventurous children, lends light, sparkle and magic to a village gone gray with modern woes.


Hardcover, 32 pp., 10 inches by 10 ½ inches,$16.95