A Christmas Classic. A Lovely Romance. It was Christmas Eve and a Saturday night when Mrs. Larrabee, the Beulah minister's wife, opened the door of the study where her husband was deep in the revision of his next day's sermon, and thrust in her comely head framed in a knitted rigolette. "Luther, I'm going to run down to Letty's. We think the twins are going to have measles; it's the only thing they haven't had, and Letty's spirits are not up to concert pitch." ...
Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, Christmas trees, lights, the baby Jesus, and, of course, presents. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim. Christmas has been popular for centuries, and it only continues to get more popular today, with Christmas season extending months in advance of December 25. And though much has been written of Christmas, its exact origins are still mysterious. Historians are unsure what date Jesus was born on, or whether Christmas Day coincides with previous pagan holidays. Regardless, Christmas is always the perfect time for holiday cheer, and reading classic Christmas stories like A Christmas Carol or Twas the Night before Christmas.
It was Christmas Eve and a Saturday night when Mrs. Larrabee, the Beulah minister's wife, opened the door of the study where her husband was deep in the revision of his next day's sermon, and thrust in her comely head framed in a knitted rigolette. "Luther, I'm going to run down to Letty's. We think the twins are going to have measles; it's the only thing they haven't had, and Letty's spirits are not up to concert pitch. You look like a blessed old prophet to-night, my dear! What's the text?"
Charlie Brown and his sad, sincere little tree are American icons. Who didn't dream of nurturing their very own "Charlie Brown Christmas Tree" with love to remind themselves of the true meaning of Christmas? In "A Charlie Brown Christmas: A Book-and-Tree Kit," now you can cultivate the true spirit of Christmas past, present, and always. This irresistible kit includes a small, pathetic Charlie Brown Christmas tree, one red decorating bulb, Linus's blanket to wrap around the tree's roots, and a full-color mini edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas. For the millions of Peanuts fans and collectors, this heart-stirring Christmas package is bound to be the best-loved of all the stocking-stuffers.
Two teenagers, a brother and a sister from a strict religious family disappear. The parents are alarmed but Scotland Yard says they are just off sowing their wild oats. A horrific, gruesome package arrives in the post and it becomes clear that a terrible crime is in process. Sherlock Holmes is called in to help. Passions and hatred going back many years are revealed. Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade must act quickly before young lives are lost. This mystery, set in London in 1905, is inspired by the original Sherlock Holmes story, "The Cardboard Box," one of the darkest and most gruesome of the original Canon. If you enjoy the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, you will again be treated to watching your hero untangle the web of evil and bring justice to all involved. Buy it now and enjoy yet another new Sherlock Holmes Mystery.
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