Christmas Memories

A Child's Christmas in Wales

By Dylan Thomas

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A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child. Also available as a video and an audio book.

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A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor

By Truman Capote

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These three works, considered by many to be the author's finest short stories, tell of childhood encounters with his estranged father, the school bully, and an eccentric old maid cousin. A Christmas Memory is also avaliable on video.

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A Christmas Story

By Jean Shepherd

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These stories formed the basis of the holiday movie classic, A Christmas Story:

Duel in the snow, or, Red Ryder nails the Cleveland Street Kid -- The Counterfeit Secret Circle member gets the message, or, The asp strikes again -- My old man and the lascivious special award that heralded the birth of pop art -- Grover Dill and the Tasmanian devil -- The grandstand passion play of Delbert and the Bumpus hounds.

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Christmas in the Plains: Memories

By Jimmy Carter

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As the former president mingles his memories of famous events with those of longtime friendships, readers will get a glimpse of what is important to the man who has hardly ever missed a Christmas away from home. Also available on audio, read by the author.

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Christmas Memories with Recipes

By Maron L. Waxman

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Join Julia Child, Craig Claiborne, and 23 other chefs who share their smashing (sometimes literally) stories and recipes from their Christmas' past.

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Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories

By Esmeralda Santiago

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Twenty-five heartwarming stories tell of deliverance from political oppression, a first Christmas in America, and memorable feasts. Includes recipes and songs from many traditions.

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The Hand-carved Creche and Other Christmas Memories

By James Kilgo

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The author tells inspiring stories rich in tradition from his childhood days in Darlington, South Carolina.

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The Homecoming

By Earl Hamner

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On Christmas Eve, Clay Spencer has not returned home. His eldest son, Clay-boy, goes looking for him in the snowy Virginia hills. Ladylike bootleggers, a lesson in race relations, and the hazards of nature are all a part of his journey. Earl Hamner's original story launched The Waltons television series. This entry leads to the large print edition, but a regular print edition is available as is The Walton's Homecoming video.

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