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Subject: Highlight a Book with the word Christmas in the Title that's on your PBS Bo
Date Posted: 4/18/2008 11:09 AM ET
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I've got two...

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool. Now, he must take the train if he has any chance of arriving in Los Angeles in time for Christmas with his girlfriend. To finance the trip, he sells a story about a train ride taken during the Christmas season. Thereupon begins one of the most hilarious-and heartwarming-journeys ever told. Along the way, Tom encounters a ridiculous cast of characters, unexpected romance, and an avalanche that changes everyone's Christmas plans. As the mighty Southwest Chief chugs along, Tom learns what really makes the holiday special in a remarkable novel that will charm all who read it.


Mystery for Christmas by Richard Dalby

Ghosts, murder, strange disappearances, and journeys through time. Every conceivable type of mystery can be found within the pages of Mystery for Christmas, with one thing in common: they all take place during the short days and dark nights, the festivities and tensions, of the Christmas season. Writers have long been inspired by this season of peace and goodwill to tell tales of murder, mystery, and the supernatural. The stories in this collection range from works by classic nineteenth-century writers such as Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy to popular contemporary writers like Muriel Spark and H R F Keating. Several of the stories have been written especially for this volume. Mystery can take many different forms - as the stories in this intriguing collection prove. There are seasonal crime stories: an apparently impossible murder at a family gathering, a homicidal Santa Claus, and a chilling case of mistaken identity in Victorian London. There are atmospheric encounters with the supernatural: some eerie, as in the murdered husband who returns to confront his murderer; others more amusing than frightening. And since Christmas is a time of traditions that make the past seem particularly close, Mystery for Christmas also includes stories in which the past blends with the present, and in one case threatens to take over completely. So lock the doors and windows, curl up beside the Christmas tree, and prepare to savor these deliciously criminal tales of Yuletide mystery.

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Subject: Christmas deal
Date Posted: 4/18/2008 11:39 AM ET
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Here is mine I love Christmas. Can have deal 4 for 1 credit. 


Burke's Christmas Surprise (Silhouette Romance, No. 1337, Bundles of Joy)
Sandra Steffen - ISBN-10: 9780373193370 - ISBN-13: 0373193378                                                                            Book Description:   The Bachelor: Dr. Burke Kincaid.
He'd spent one memorable night in town and had returned to claim the woman he'd never forgotten.
The Bride: Miss Louetta Graham.
The "gal most likely not to" now had one too many marriage proposals.
The shist woman in Bachelor Gulch had loved only one man and had waited years for his return. Now Burke was back...as someone else was asking for Louetta's hand. But just when she had decided to follow her heart, her doctor suitor revealed a few surprises. For Burke's Christmas present to the bride of his dreams was a tiny toddler...and a mighty big explanation.



Christmas At Blue Moon Ranch (Harlequin American Romance)
Lynnette Kent - ISBN-10: 9780373751914 - ISBN-13: 0373751915                                                                              Book Description:   He Was Coming Between Her And Her Family Legacy! Willa Mercado might have to sell off a piece of her late husband's valuable south Texas land?but she isn't about to let some sweet-talking stranger back her into a corner. Even if Major Daniel Trent has the sexiest smile she's ever seen. Then the wounded military hero proposes a business arrangement that feels like anything but business. Daniel has three months to prove to the widowed mother of three that he was born to the ranching life. But spending quality time with Willa and her kids makes him realize what he's been missing. With his courage tested in ways he never imagined, Daniel vows to make this a real family Christmas by convincing Willa to take a chance on a love that comes once in a blue moon...


The Christmas Clue (Five Alarm Babies) (Harlequin Intrigue Series)
Delores Fossen - ISBN-10: 9780373692934 - ISBN-13: 0373692935                                                                          Book Description: THIS CHRISTMAS HE'D HAVE TO PLAY SANTA IN DISGUISE
Federal agent Matt Christensen hadn't planned on spending Christmas Eve dodging bullets. He hadn't planned on fatherhood, either. But when he discovered he had a daughter, Matt vowed he'd do anything to find her? including cozying up to a beautiful murder suspect with dangerous connections.
To get inside the isolated West Texas compound of a known criminal, Matt needed Cassandra Harrison's contacts. But could he ignore the other needs Cass brought to mind? She was vulnerable and soft...almost innocent. With an arsenal of gunmen intent on crushing his Christmas mission, he'd have to protect them both if they wanted to survive the cold, cold night and bring his baby home for the holidays.


A Christmas To Remember (Harlequin Superromance)
Kay Stockham - ISBN-10: 9780373714537 - ISBN-13: 037371453X


Book Description: He wakes up in a hospital unaware of how he got there or who he is. Memories tease him—haunting images that seem to come from someone else's life. But the biggest mystery of all is the woman who stuns him with news that's like a punch to his heart.                                                                                                           The injured ex-Marine seems a world away from the seductive bad boy who left Marley Pierce pregnant at eighteen. In his place is a sensitive, caring stranger. But the small-town landscaper knows better than to trust Beau Buchanan again. Until Marley discovers his secret. Is it too late to turn the mistakes of the past into a second chance? Or is this a time for miracles?


Father Christmas (Harlequin Silhouette Romance, No 688)
Mary Blayney - ISBN-10: 9780373086887 - ISBN-13: 0373086881


The Nutcracker Prince (Kids & Kisses Christmas) (Harlequin Romance, No 3340)
Rebecca Winters - ISBN-10: 9780373033409 - ISBN-13: 0373033400


Book Description:"Are you really my daddy?"
Anna wriggled loose from her mother's grip and gazed up at Kon. "You look just like the Nutcracker Prince in my storybook!"
Meg was shaken by the stars in her daughter's eyes, shaken by this new threat to her own fragile emotions and hard-won independence. But she knew it was too late . . .
"My mommy told me my daddy lives in Russia and can't ever come to visit," Anna confided to Kon in a loud whisper.
"Well, your mommy is wrong, Anochka. I'm your daddy and I've always loved you, even though we've never met and I lived far away. But now I'm finally here, in America." Kon glanced at Meg. She couldn't, wouldn't, meet his eyes. "I'm looking forward to our first Christmas together, Anochka . . . as a family."



Season of the Heart: Rocky Mountain Christmas / The Christmas Gifts / The Christmas Charm
Mary Burton, Kate Bridges, Jillian Hart - ISBN-10: 9780373293711 - ISBN-13: 0373293712                          Christmas Trilogy, romantic historical fiction from Harlquin...set in Canada/US late 1800's

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Date Posted: 4/18/2008 11:44 AM ET
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Skipping Christmas- John Grisham  ISBN- 0-440-24257-6

Imagine a year without Christmas.  No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents.  That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether.  Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they wont be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree.  They won't need one, because on December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise.  But as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequenses-and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined.

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 9:04 PM ET
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OK where are the holiday books

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The Greatest Christmas Ever: A Treasury of Inspirational Ideas and Insights for an Unforgettable Christmas

A collection of quotes about Christmas.

Date Posted: 4/19/2008 2:36 AM ET
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Better Homes and Gardens Christmas From the Heart (Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection, Volume 12)

The Spirit of Christmas: Creative Holiday Ideas Book 10 (Book 10)

The Spirit of Christmas: Creative Holiday Ideas Book 11 (Spirit of Christmas)
Author: Leisure Arts

The Christmas Box (Christmas Box Trilogy)
Author: Richard Paul Evans




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Countdown to Christmas Devotions for families 

"What is Advent?"
"Why do we celebrate it?"
"What is Christmas really about?"
If you have young children, you probably have already heard questions like these. But how do you answer them?

Countdown to Christmas is a collection of practical devotions and ornament crafts to help you effectively explain the significance of Advent, Christmas, and Ephiphany to children ages 3 to 10.

As you explain each season, your children will learn to participate in and understand these special celebrations so you can prepare for the birth of Jesus together, as a family.

Each devotion includes an ornament to make that clearly communicates God's love and the reasons Jesus came to earth.

Laura K.E. Zimmerman is an elementary school teacher in Pine City, Minnesota. She has a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and is a popular workshop leader.