From a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming, Fiona Goble's The Twelve Knits of Christmas brings the popular verse to life as knitters of all skill levels create each of the twelve characters featured in the charming holiday song "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Each pattern begins with a list of materials needed and includes step-by-step instructions, along with full-color photographs of the completed dolls. An illustrated overview explains all the stitches and techniques. More than just a knitting book, the pages are gorgeously decorated with storybook illustrations and the verses of the song. The charming characters make perfect gifts, stocking stuffers, ornaments, or toys for children as you teach them the words to this classic song. The book even comes with an easy-to-assemble paperboard pear tree tucked into the back, perfect for displaying your partridge. Channel the Christmas spirit year-round with pipers piping, drummers drumming, and knitters knitting with The Twelve Knits of Christmas.
1984—1995: the Hotly Contested Memoirs of a Slightly Sub-Normal, Rural Family Through the Use and Abuse of Those Dreaded Form Letters
Author: Rochelle Doan Craig
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Twelve Years of Christmas is not just a Christmas story. Its a journal of the first twelve years of one familys past events, happily recounted to all in those dreaded, ghastly annual Christmas form letters. Newlyweds Rochelle and Tom Craig moved to a farm in a friendly rural community to raise a crop of children. The family traveled and camped as often as Tom could be dragged away for it. After seventeen years of child-rearing, Rochelle returned to part-time elementary school teaching. She soon switched to full-time teaching with numerous grades and totally new subjects. Shortly thereafter, she began the dreaded Christmas card form letters, a practice that she mocks in The Twelve Years of Christmas. The letters cover the years between 1984 and 1995, explaining the changes in the lives of the Craig family and their pets. Rochelle also discusses the familys love of travel and the ever present threat of marital collapse, mostly due to the annual family practice of putting up the winter window-insulating film, the Christmas tree, and the snow fence together. This version of rural family life describes the fortunes (few), misfortunes (many), ups, downs, and in-betweens of each yearall tied up with lots of love and good humor.
In the sixth mystery in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series, Lady Georgiana Rannoch cannot wait to ring in the New Year—before a Christmas killer wrings another neck… Scotland, 1933. While her true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending his feliz navidad tramping around South America and her mother is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with droll playwright Noel Coward, Georgie is quite literally stuck at Castle Rannoch thanks to a snowstorm. It seems like a Christmas miracle when she manages to land a position as hostess to a posh holiday party in Tiddleton. The village should be like something out of A Christmas Carol, but as soon as she arrives things take a deadly turn when a neighborhood nuisance falls out of a tree. On her second day, another so-called accident results in a death—and there’s yet another on her third, making Georgie wonder if there's something wicked happening in this winter wonderland... Includes an English Christmas companion, full of holiday recipes, games, and more!
The perfect business arrangement? When entrepreneur Ricky Langley offers Eloise Vaughn the help she needs, in exchange for her attending twelve Christmas parties as his date, she can't refuse. Yes, Ricky's handsome, and devastatingly charming, but this is about business. If only her racing heart would get the message! Ricky has his own reasons for hating Christmas. But with each date that passes Eloise opens his eyes to the spirit of the season…and opens his heart to a totally different future….
Whose birthday is it anyway? Have you ever wanted more from the Christmas Season? The Twelve Days of Christmas is more than just another Christmas book. It is a way to recapture what has been lost in the hustle and bustle of Christmas so that this year it can be different. This inspiring book will help you discover that Christmas Day is the jumping point for the real celebration, not the final affair. The twelve-day adventure begins on December 26. Authors Linda Coates and Leslie S. Kelly shed new light on the hidden meanings in the old classic Christmas song and take us on a journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas. Learn more about the tenants of our faith through wonderful stories, meaningful activities, and create new traditions to last a lifetime. The Twelve Days of Christmas is a beautiful way to finish one year and begin the next and to celebrate Christ's birth by giving our gifts to the One who has given us the greatest gift of all.
It’s the time of year for miracles… Once upon a time, Lula and Carter were inseparable and Christmas was Lula’s favorite time of the year. But when Lula refused Carter’s proposal one dark December night—unwilling to abandon her hometown to live the dangerous life of a treasure hunter’s wife—the holiday lights went out in her heart. She abandoned all hope of romance and embraced a hermit’s existence, keeping her distance from dangerous men and untamed cowboys. Until now… Years of hard knocks have taught Carter that the greatest adventure is the one he once found in Lula’s arms. He’s back in Lonesome Point determined to win back the only woman he’s ever loved, but Lula is just as determined to keep her heart under lock and key. She gives Carter twelve days—and twelve dates—to make his case before she sends him on his way, not counting on the fact that the two of them have grown into people even more meant to be. It looks like Lula and Carter are on track to Happily Ever After take two, but when Lula’s old fears are reawakened Christmas Eve it will take a holiday miracle to keep them together.
A festive story from Debbie Macomber, international bestselling author of the Cedar Cove and Rose Harbor series. Julia is infuriated by her grumpy neighbour, Cain, who can’t even be pleasant when they bump into each other. So on the suggestion of her best friend, Cammie, Julia concocts a plan. She starts a blog in order to clinch her perfect job, and now she has a subject. Over the next twelve days, she is going to kill Cain with kindness – and Christmas cheer – and document it for all to read about. But as the experiment goes on, Julia realises she underestimated the effect it would have on Cain, and on their relationship, and things take an unexpected turn...
Poverty-stricken after her father's death, beautiful Genevieve Munroe is shocked when Squire Alan Pentercast, a man she has loved since childhood, concocts a grand scheme--if he can send her each of the gifts listed in the song during the twelve days of Christmas without spending a dime, he will make her his wife. Original.