A Christmas story written by Charles Dickens where he reflects about an old Christmas tree from his childhood. This version of the story features a small biography of Dickens in the beginning.
A Fresh Tree Every Christmas is the celebration of life. The author writes about her thirty-year friendship with Carol. Together they shared life, dreams, and hope (sprinkled with fun). Dot tells of her loss, her sadness, and her memories, which one day will return her joy!
Never before published, A Partridge in a Pear Tree wasn't intended as a commercial venture. Artist Charley Harper perhaps with his wife, Edie, also an artist created the fun little book for his family. A playful riff on the traditional Yuletide carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," Partridge is the kind of whimsy an artist dashes off while relaxing around the fireplace and that's the beauty of it. With its pastel sketches and humorous text, this sweet take on a holiday classic provides an intimate look at Harper's fun-loving personality.
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise?
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