CRRL Picks: Christmas Memories

A Child's Christmas in Wales
A Child's Christmas in Wales By Thomas, Dylan Book - 2004 828 Th Available in some locations

Annotation:A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child. Also available as a video and an audio book.

Christmas in Plains
Christmas in Plains Memories By Carter, Jimmy Book - 2001 394.2663 Ca Available in some locations

Annotation:As the former president mingles his memories of famous events with those of longtime friendships, readers will get a glimpse of what is important to the man who has hardly ever missed a Christmas away from home. Also available on audio, read by the author.

Christmas Memories With Recipes
Christmas Memories With Recipes Book - 1988 641.568 Ch Available in some locations

Annotation:Join Julia Child, Craig Claiborne, and 23 other chefs who share their smashing (sometimes literally) stories and recipes from their Christmas' past.

A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor
A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor By Capote, Truman Book - 1996 FICTION Cap Available in some locations

Annotation:These three works, considered by many to be the author's finest short stories, tell of childhood encounters with his estranged father, the school bully, and an eccentric old maid cousin. A Christmas Memory is also available on video.

A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story By Shepherd, Jean Book - 2003 FICTION She Available in some locations

Annotation:These stories formed the basis of the holiday movie classic, A Christmas Story: Duel in the snow, or, Red Ryder nails the Cleveland Street Kid -- The Counterfeit Secret Circle member gets the message, or, The asp strikes again -- My old man and the lascivious special award that heralded the birth of pop art -- Grover Dill and the Tasmanian devil -- The grandstand passion play of Delbert and the Bumpus hounds.

The Hand-carved Creche and Other Christmas Memories
The Hand-carved Creche and Other Christmas Memories By Kilgo, James Book - 1999 FICTION Kil Available in some locations

Annotation:The author tells inspiring stories rich in tradition from his childhood days in Darlington, South Carolina.

The Homecoming
The Homecoming A Novel About Spencer's Mountain By Hamner, Earl Book - 1970 FICTION Ham Available in some locations

Annotation:On Christmas Eve, Clay Spencer has not returned home. His eldest son, Clay-boy, goes looking for him in the snowy Virginia hills. Ladylike bootleggers, a lesson in race relations, and the hazards of nature are all a part of his journey. Earl Hamner's original story launched The Waltons television series.

Las Christmas
Las Christmas escritores latinos recuerdan las tradiciones navideñas Book - 1998 Spanish 394.26 Ch Available in some locations

Annotation:Twenty-five heartwarming stories tell of deliverance from political oppression, a first Christmas in America, and memorable feasts. Includes recipes and songs from many traditions.

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The meaning of Christmas may not come to us until we are older. Looking back, it's easier to see the heartache and joys for the lessons and gifts they were.

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