Christmas -- fiction

The True Gift: A Christmas Story

By Patricia MacLachlan

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All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington, D.C.

By Candice Ransom

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Olivia writes a letter home each of the twelve days she spends exploring the nation's capital at Christmastime, as her cousin James shows her everything from a wood thrush in a scarlet oak tree to twelve sparkly pine trees near the National Christmas Tree. Includes facts about Washington, D.C.
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Grace at Christmas

By Mary Hoffman

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Grace loves everything about Christmas, especially acting out all the parts in the Nativity. But when strangers come to stay with Grace and her family, she wants to say "no room at the inn." Will Grace learn to give up the spotlight and make these new friends feel welcome?
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The Christmas Quiet Book

By Deborah Underwood

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"The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But some Christmas moments come wrapped in quiet: the hush of snow, the silence of a winter walk, the peacefulness of twinkling lights. Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska celebrate all kinds of Christmas quiets in this magical ode for readers to savor while snuggling up by the fire or settling in for a long winter's nap. This time, the best-selling makers of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book! team-up to create a sweet book of all of the different kinds of quiet we hear during the holiday season."
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A Cup of Christmas Tea

By Tom Hegg

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The story of a young man's reluctant visit to an elderly aunt at Christmastime and the unexpected joy it brings.

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Recipes for Easy Living

By Curtiss Ann Matlock

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One part laughter. Two parts love. Mix together and enjoy! Christmas in Valentine, Oklahoma, is presented through the eyes of 13-year-old Corrine, whose birth mother is back in town and determined to rebuild her relationship with the daughter she abandoned.

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The Christmas Letters

By Lee Smith

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Three generations of women pen Christmas letters: gossip, love, marriage, babies, death, divorce and recipes.

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The Spy Who Came for Christmas

By David Morrell

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As holiday celebrations take place in Santa Fe, Agent Paul Kagan is on the run with a baby the Russian mafia wants to destroy and turns to a mother and her young son for help during a violent night where they all must work together to keep the child safe from harm.

 

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Visions of Sugar Plums

By Janet Evanovich

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"It's five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn't got a tree. She hasn't bought any presents. The malls are jam-packed with staggering shoppers. There's not a twinkle light anywhere to be seen in her apartment.

And there's a strange man in her kitchen.

"Sure, this has happened to Stephanie Plum before. Strangers, weirdos, felons, creeps, and lunatics are always finding their way to her front door. But this guy is different. This guy is mysterious, sexy--and he has his own agenda. His name is Diesel and he is a man on a mission. And Diesel is unlike anyone Stephanie has ever met before in her life. The question is, what does he want with her? Can he help her find a little old toy maker who has skipped out on his bail right before Christmas? Can he survive the Plum family holiday dinner? Can he get Stephanie a tree that doesn't look like it was grown next to a nuclear power plant?

"These questions and more are keeping Stephanie awake at night. Not to mention the fact that she needs to find a bunch of nasty elves, her sister Valerie has a Christmas "surprise" for the Plums, her niece Mary Alice doesn't believe in Santa anymore, and Grandma Mazur has a new stud muffin. So bring out the plastic reindeer, strap on your jingle bells, and get ready to celebrate the holidays-Jersey style."

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The Stupidest Angel: A Heart-warming Tale of Christmas Terror

By Christopher Moore

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"Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he's not on his deathbed; no, his dog hasn't run away from home. But Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head, and now the seven-year-old has only one prayer: Please, Santa, come back from the dead. But hold on! There's an angel waiting in the wings. (Wings, get it?) It's none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting. Unfortunately, our angel's not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch, and before you can say "Kris Kringle," he's botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen."

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