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The Christmas Coloring Book: A Holiday Coloring Book for Adults contains 40 holiday-inspired designs for a fun and relaxing way to unwind. Each full-page illustration contains intricate and creative themes that together will provide hours of stress-free entertainment. Coloring books for adults are considered a form of art therapy. It has been shown that coloring is a great way to relieve stress, calm the mind, and even reduce anxiety. Coloring can also boost creativity by stimulating areas within the brain and helping to release endorphins. Many people consider coloring to be a form of meditation. So grab your coloring pencils, crayons, or watercolors and start coloring!
Enjoy a collection of 20 holiday themed images, put together in the perfect size for most Christmas stockings. Each image was carefully chosen or illustrated to work in this mini format. This book features several custom illustrations by Maria Elena Guzman and Alexis Cornee, created especially for this book! This unique and festive gift makes the perfect stocking filler for the adult coloring lovers in your life.
Two months after Charles Dickens published "A Christmas Carol" eight adaptations had appeared on London stages including the young playwright Charles Zachart Barnett's version which was much darker and grimmer than the others. While the other versions quickly faded, Barnett's adaptation remained in print throughout the 19th Century and even as late as the 1930s, the play was still being produced in schools and by theatres. Barnett entered the world of London theatesr early as a child actor, along with his brother John, who later achieved success as a composer. As an adult, Barnett gave up acting to concentrate on his career as a playwright. In a very short time, his plays were being produced by the leading theatres of his day. He wrote comedies, dramas, librettos to operas, and an adaptation of Dickens' "Oliver Twist." Four years after his "Christmas Carol" was produced, Barnett's promising playwriting career was cut short when he passed away at the age of 36.
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The tale begins on a "cold, bleak, biting" Christmas Eve in London, exactly seven years after the death of Scrooge's business partner Jacob Marley. Scrooge, an old miser, is established within the first stave as "a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!" He hates Christmas, calling it "humbug"; he refuses his nephew Fred's Christmas dinner invitation, and he sarcastically turns away two gentlemen who seek a donation from him to provide a Christmas dinner for the poor and needy. His only "Christmas gift" is allowing his overworked, underpaid clerk Bob Cratchit Christmas Day off with pay - which he does only to keep with social custom, Scrooge considering it "a poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every 25th of December!"At home that night, Scrooge is visited by Marley's ghost, who is forever cursed to wander the earth dragging a network of heavy chains, forged during a lifetime of greed and selfishness. Dickens describes the apparition thus: "Marley's face ... had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar." Marley has a bandage under his chin, tied at the top of his head; "... how much greater was his horror, when the phantom taking off the bandage round its head, as if it were too warm to wear indoors, its lower jaw dropped down upon its breast!"
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